presidential election

  • 6 Nov 2012

    A watchdog group has asked the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to investigate the US Conference of Catholic Bishops for political violations.

  • 6 Nov 2012

    As US voters go to the polls today, Archbishop Desmond Tutu invoked the memory of Martin Luther King Jr. on a brief but enthusiastic visit to Wales.

  • 6 Nov 2012

    As polls indicate that the tight US presidential race is heading Barack Obama's way, the Republican Party is being accused of using religious scare tactics.

  • 5 Nov 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.

  • 4 Nov 2012

    During our Quaker Meeting for Worship this morning, a Friend asked that we hold in the Light the people of the United States as they choose their next president.

  • 2 Nov 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.

  • 2 Nov 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.

  • 19 Oct 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.

  • 17 Oct 2012

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

  • 13 Oct 2012

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