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Presidential Elections

In our society that’s committed to a politics of contempt, the election season is about to get nasty. How do we respond to our neighbors with a different political ideology? Let’s disagree vehemently with integrity and love. […] Read More

America’s citizens are divided. Some will vote for anyone but Trump. Others will vote for ‘the lesser of two evils.’ We need to talk about who we want to be as Americans. Until then, perhaps we need an interim president. […] Read More

White evangelicals, who overwhelmingly supported Donald Trump for president in 2016, continue to do so, a report found, with 76% saying they would ‘definitely’ or ‘probably’ vote for him again in this year’s election. […] Read More

In a Dec. 9 letter, faith leaders urged candidates for US president in 2020 to reduce U.S. military spending, redirecting those funds to alleviate poverty and hunger, improve education and protect the environment. […] Read More

Two campaigns inserted themselves into the U.S. political cycle on Sunday, both seeking to shake up the political scene in the run up to the 2020 election by returning civility and constructive dialogue to U.S. politics. […] Read More

As our American friends approach Election Day this coming Nov. 8, the rest of us around the world are holding our breaths as we consider the implications of that event on the country’s foreign policies. At a time when the question of Islam and Muslims in America has become so divisive, it would be easy […] Read More

Many Southern Baptist leaders appear to lean toward backing Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas in the 2016 presidential campaign with the first votes just three weeks away. Because conservative evangelical voters play a particularly important role in early voting states like Iowa and South Carolina, Southern Baptist leaders are among those pursued by campaigns. […] Read More

The case of Sarah Palin is extraordinary in the history of American politics, even as it seems entirely ordinary in the history of American women. The case of Sarah Palin is extraordinary in the history of American politics, even as it seems entirely ordinary in the history of American women. Her stardom is all around […] Read More

“Purpose-Driven Life” author Rick Warren, who supported President Bush on the eve of the 2004 election, now says pastors should not endorse political candidates. “I don’t support anybody for president publicly,” the pastor of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, Calif., told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer July 22. “I never endorse. I never campaign.” Warren made a […] Read More

Former Arkansas governor and Baptist minister Mike Huckabee scored big in a Monday “values voter” presidential debate sponsored by and for social conservatives. Huckabee was the overwhelming favorite in a straw poll of delegates during a three-hour Values Voter Presidential Debate in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., broadcast on satellite TV and the World Wide Web. At […] Read More