Barack Obama

  • December 3, 2009

    Development and environment groups are urging President Obama, who is going to Copenhagen on 9 December, to return to the conference after collecting his Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo.

  • November 20, 2009

    America can either tolerate constant and crippling conflict, or recognise that the yearning for peace is universal, and strengthen its resolve to end conflicts around the world, say US Christian leaders, echoing President Obama's words back to him. They are calling for a new approach to Afghanistan based on "a humanitarian and development surge".

  • October 22, 2009

    Bread for the World, a collective Christian voice urging US decision makers to end hunger at home and globally, has welcomed the child nutrition priorities mentioned during a White House event hosted yesterday by Michelle Obama.

  • October 10, 2009

    US President Barack Obama's Nobel Prize should inspire the young to be "bridge builders for understanding and reconciliation", says the head of the Lutheran World Federation.

  • October 9, 2009

    The US President Barack Obama has won this year’s Nobel Peace Prize for “extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and co-operation”. Campaigners welcomed the news but urged Obama to live up to the Prize.

  • September 7, 2009

    In what it is describing as a "massive mobilization effort," the United Church of Christ in the USA is launching a major healthcare advocacy campaign on Tuesday 8 September 2009.

  • August 22, 2009

    The National Health Service has continued to take a bashing in the USA, says Giles Fraser. The outrage of the religious right is fuelled by ignorance and prejudice, he argues.

  • July 8, 2009

    Both believers (not least evangelical Christians) and non-believers are having a hard time pinning Barack Obama's faith down, says Martin Davis. This is because he is redrawing the dialogue about religion in the US.

  • July 2, 2009

    With health care a top reform issue in the USA, there is much discussion of the NHS and other social-based systems – just as they are potentially being further undermined in the UK.

  • June 8, 2009

    A broad coalition of church groups has sent a message of support for President Obama’s efforts at reaching out to Muslims across the world and towards making Israeli-Palestinian peace a top priority of his administration.