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In his speech to the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington DC, President Barack Obama sets out a vision for religion and belief in modern America, arising from his own commitments.
Black church leaders in the United Kingdom believe that the ethos of hope and positivity generated by the 'Obama generation' in the USA, with the advent of the new president, can benefit people here.
Barack Obama spoke in his inauguration of "being on the wrong side of history", says Uri Avnery. For the USA and Israel the Gaza tragedy shows what this means. But there is 'another Israel'.
If the Obama presidency is going to make good on its promise of hope, says Giles Fraser, it will have to do so in places like the unloved west side of Baltimore.
Churches for Middle East Peace have called on President Barack Obama to fulfill his recent statements to engage in Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts from day one of his administration.
A senior black Anglican says the Church of England and the Anglican Communion should grasp the climate of change signalled by Barack Obama's ascendancy, using it to transform their own culture.
Pope Benedict XVI is among the wide range of religious leaders sending messages of welcome and blessing to Barack Obama, the 44th president of the United States following his inauguration.
Speaking in his inaugural address as 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama declared today that “the world has changed and we must change with it”.
Incoming US President Barack Obama's message to the world will be "together we can", says the law professor who taught him at Harvard as the formal inauguration gets underway in Washington DC.