Category - United States

  • November 5, 2012

    “To go into the voting booth and vote for either Wall-Street-backed candidate, that is the definition of throwing away your vote.” So claims Jill Stein, the US Green Party’s candidate for the presidential election on 6 November 2012.

  • November 2, 2012

    With the US presidential election only a matter of days away, BBC Radio Scotland's 'Sunday Morning with Ricky Ross' programme will explore why religion is so important in American political life, and the extent to which religion and belief may impact the outcome of the electoral process.

  • November 2, 2012

    Most people in America, whether they are religious or not, prefer consistency in the faith community to hypocrisy, says Jim Wallis. One of the reasons the fastest growing demographic in religious affiliation surveys is now “none of the above” is that too many people see more religious hypocrisy than consistency. In this reflection, the CEO of of Sojourners in the USA argues that evangelicals, in particular, are apt to get their values in a muddle in the political arena, not least by ignoring or sidelining the huge biblical emphasis on concern for the poor and vulnerable as a criterion for looking at the impact of human endeavour.

  • November 1, 2012

    People and communities in Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti, the Bahamas and the United States have been badly hit by Hurricane Sandy since 24 October.

  • October 19, 2012

    US presidential candidates Barack Obama and Mitt Romney tackled some important issues - including jobs, immigration, energy, and pay equity for women - in their recent TV debate. But they missed a whole lot more, says the progressive evangelical 'Sojourners' magazine and movement.

  • October 17, 2012

    Two weeks before the US presidential election, the Public Religion Research Institute will release its annual American Values Survey.

  • October 14, 2012

    A report from the Pew Research Center in the US shows that the number of Americans who do not identify with any religion is growing at a rapid pace.

  • October 13, 2012

    The New Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good in the USA is supporting a concerted response to manipulative New Right politics.

  • September 2, 2012

    Barack Obama, says it's not his job to defend his Christian faith against doubters who suspect he's Muslim. Mitt Romney says his Mormonism is "integral".

  • August 27, 2012

    The number of US congregations that host worship services at more than one physical location has grown to more than 5,000 in the last decade.