Barack Obama

  • 22 Aug 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.

  • 8 Jul 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.

  • 2 Jul 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.

  • 8 Jun 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.

  • 5 Jun 2009

    Senior staff of the National Council of Churches USA have praised President Obama's address to the Muslims throughout the world yesterday, renewing the Council's commitment to friendship and dialogue with Muslim people of faith.

  • 2 Jun 2009

    As President Barack Obama's efforts towards a two-state solution in Israel/Palestine continue, religious leaders in the region and in the USA are urging him to press forward toward a lasting peace in the Middle East.

  • 17 May 2009

    After hardline Catholics had sought to prevent Notre Dame University from inviting President Barack Obama to give a commencement address, his call for people of divergent convictions to find common ground in reason and faith was warmly received.

  • 30 Apr 2009

    Amnesty International has marked US President Barack Obama’s first 100 days in office by alalysing his record on security and urging him to fulfill his promise to close Guantánamo Bay and to do more to stamp out torture.

  • 30 Apr 2009

    The UK evangelical development charity Tearfund is urging US President Barack Obama to build on the success of his 100 days in office by turning his attention to the upcoming Copenhagen summit on climate change with renewed vigour.

  • 29 Apr 2009

    A row is simmering between the Seventh-Day Adventist Church in western Kenya and Muslims in the country over reported attempts to convert to Christianity Sarah Obama, the grandmother of US President Barack Obama