Archive: November 7, 2010 - November 13, 2010
Because more now than ever our nation requires that we find people with the integrity, judgment and competence to lead our nation, voting must be viewed as a deeply religious responsibility.
By Clayton Christensen | November 12, 2010; 4:54 PM ET | Comments (1)
This nation surely is built upon a Judeo-Christian ethic.
By Ronald Rychlak | November 11, 2010; 5:56 PM ET | Comments (34)
This article is a guest blog: by Lt. Colonol Ravi Chaudhary; an Air Force officer who works as strategic planner at the Pentagon. Veterans Day is a solemn day in America. It is a day where we take time to...
By Anju Bhargava | November 11, 2010; 4:32 PM ET | Comments (0)
If it is true that Obama avoided the temple due to head covering, what does the president's reluctance to be seen as Muslim say about him and about us?
By Shmully Hecht | November 10, 2010; 12:52 PM ET | Comments (5)
Giving in to the concept that the world's Muslims would suddenly love Americans or Americana if only the conflicts in the Middle East, Afghanistan or Kashmir would end is facile and dangerous.
By Aseem Shukla | November 10, 2010; 12:48 PM ET | Comments (18)
"No single speech can eradicate years of mistrust." This is perhaps the truest thing President Obama said in his speech last night at Indonesia University. A speech, after all, is just a speech. What counts are the actions that precede and follow that speech.
By Pamela K. Taylor | November 10, 2010; 12:40 PM ET | Comments (11)
The United States cannot avoid - and should not attempt to avoid - interacting with the Muslim world.
By Gene Davenport | November 10, 2010; 12:25 PM ET | Comments (1)
The worst division we face as Americans is not over any issue or group of issues. These are in the foreground. The important "backstory" here is that we are being led to be afraid of each other. And religion is being used to fuel that fear narrative.
By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | November 10, 2010; 10:24 AM ET | Comments (24)
President Barack Obama is stuck between the rock of his convictions on how to conduct himself as president and the hard place of how American politics are played.
By Janet Edwards | November 9, 2010; 3:08 PM ET | Comments (2)
No matter what one's stance is on the religion of Islam, we have to stop using it as a political football in order to engage and divide voters.
By Jason Pitzl-Waters | November 9, 2010; 1:57 PM ET | Comments (3)
My advice to President Obama is not to hide his own respect for religious diversity from view, regardless of how that may be interpreted.
By Mathew N. Schmalz | November 9, 2010; 12:31 PM ET | Comments (9)
Facts have nothing to do with their perceptions of the President. The president has squandered, again and again, the opportunity to challenge the current culture of fear and fear-mongering that has gripped these American states.
By Pamela K. Taylor | November 9, 2010; 11:23 AM ET | Comments (34)
Politicians who use - and abuse - religion in politics in a way that is not true and consistent with who they will be seen, correctly, as disingenuous and worse.
By Nathan Diament | November 9, 2010; 9:54 AM ET | Comments (4)
An active, visible practice of Obama's Christianity would help counter misunderstandings and lies about his faith.
By J. Brent Walker | November 9, 2010; 9:45 AM ET | Comments (5)
You, Mr. President, tell the truth, and be free. Because at the end of the day, just like many Republicans refused to reach out to you when you reached to them, the people who are against you will be against you. There is not a lot you can do about it.
By Susan K. Smith | November 9, 2010; 9:43 AM ET | Comments (4)
Obama is not between a rock and a hard place. He's between a hard place and an opportunity.
By Danielle Bean | November 9, 2010; 9:31 AM ET | Comments (21)
I did not agree with the president when he earlier agreed to visit the Sikh Golden Temple in India and was glad that he eventually cancelled it. As a leader of a secular nation he should refrain from visiting any religious institution, to visit or to speak. My grandfather, Mahatma Gandhi, realized more than a century ago that the only way we can reduce violence among human beings is by being secular.
By Arun Gandhi | November 9, 2010; 7:04 AM ET | Comments (4)
Barack Obama is not a Muslim and anybody who can delude themselves that he is cannot be helped. Opposition to our president has driven them mad. They cannot be reached by Barack Obama and he should not try.
By John Mark Reynolds | November 8, 2010; 7:40 PM ET | Comments (8)
American leaders should stop acting as apologists for Islam.
By Jordan Sekulow | November 8, 2010; 6:05 PM ET | Comments (71)
Jesus broke down barriers between people. But he did not do so at the expense of his identity, or the identity of his followers.
By Fr. Frank Pavone | November 8, 2010; 5:05 PM ET | Comments (20)
As much as I admire Obama's even-handedness, it would be understandable if he stood up to the bullies on the right.
By Deepak Chopra | November 8, 2010; 4:33 PM ET | Comments (5)
So my advice to President Obama about where to visit and what to wear is similar to my advice on policy issues: Do what you believe is right and ignore the critics
By Herb Silverman | November 8, 2010; 4:30 PM ET | Comments (12)
Whatever the president decides to do about his visit to Amristar, let's get back to work on things that matter.
By Jonathan Merritt | November 8, 2010; 4:15 PM ET | Comments (0)
Time to start earning that Nobel Peace Prize, Mr. President.
By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | November 8, 2010; 3:52 PM ET | Comments (5)
As the midterm elections displayed, there is little that President Obama can do to dissuade his opponents from making everything he says and does fodder for defeating him in the 2012 presidential race.
By Max Carter | November 8, 2010; 2:43 PM ET | Comments (0)
Inauguration Day was highlighted for our family by a visit from Dr. Vincent Harding, the eminent African-American historian, and a member of Martin Luther King Jr's inner circle during the Southern freedom movement. Despite health concerns and the dangerous weather, "Uncle Vincent," as my two young boys call him, traveled across the country to witness this moment of a history in which he had been so deeply involved. As we stood on the mall clutching our inauguration tickets in our mittens, Harding said, "It was a movement that started all this."
By Jim Wallis | November 8, 2010; 10:11 AM ET | Comments (0)