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Obama: ‘We know that churches and charities can often make more of a difference than a poverty program alone’

“We know that churches and charities can often make more of a difference than a poverty program alone. […] As … Continued

President Obama’s faith challenge at the Democratic National Convention

AP President Barack Obama waves to supporters as he arrives at the Charlotte/Douglas International Airport for the Democratic National Convention … Continued

The Uncertain Future of Evangelical Voters

Before Hillary Clinton conceded the Democratic nomination to Barack Obama, I wrote a column for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution entitled, “WWJD? … Continued

Powell Rejects Islamophobia

On NBC’s Meet the Press this weekend, former Secretary of State Colin Powell formally endorsed Barack Obama in this year’s … Continued

Righteous History

We are people of privilege. I say that because we are living in a moment in history that is almost … Continued

Forgiveness Is No One Else’s Business And Faith’s Got Nothing To Do With It

This question about forgiveness has been posed in the “On Faith” forum in many ways, and my response is always … Continued

Obama Plays into Islamophobia

On our way to Friday prayer last week, my dad increased the volume in the car when he heard the … Continued

Hillary’s Amazing Grace with Religious Voters

Much has been said over the past few weeks about the fatal, tactical missteps made by Hillary Clinton’s campaign. These … Continued

Spare Us the “Conversation” on Race

Now that Barack Obama has all but sealed the Democratic nomination for President of the United States, there is great … Continued

Memo to Candidates: Pick A Feel-Good Pastor

The Question: How should Barack Obama have responded to inflammatory remarks made by his former pastor, Dr. Jeremiah Wright? Are … Continued

Racism: America’s Original Sin

When I moved back to Chicago in December of 2001 and started getting to know the city again, several people … Continued