Archive: February 6, 2011 - February 12, 2011
Both Mormons and evangelicals have a lot of work to do in developing a theological rationale for life in a pluralistic democratic culture.
By Richard Mouw | February 11, 2011; 6:31 PM ET | Comments (34)
The Evangelical-Mormon question for 2012 will be whether the theological differences and "bloody blows" --or the pragmatism of political "blood brothers" --governs this emerging relationship.
By Robert P. Jones | February 11, 2011; 1:42 PM ET | Comments (16)
Since September 11th, both Muslims and non-Muslims have been agonizing over the conditions in the Muslim world that engender radicalism and intolerance. An enlightened engagement with post-Mubarak Egypt could transform Muslim-Western relations.
By Muqtedar Khan | February 11, 2011; 1:27 PM ET | Comments (17)
People were born to be free and were meant to be treated as humans with dignity, not as objects to be ignored, used and scorned.
By Susan K. Smith | February 11, 2011; 12:58 PM ET | Comments (1)
Some interpret the "arc of the moral universe" to mean that justice and peace are inevitable; we can sit still and wait around until divine providence takes a hand and topples dictators. Not so. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. knew better and so do these brave Egyptians. Providence needs partners.
By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | February 11, 2011; 12:20 PM ET | Comments (1)
Ignorance usually causes misunderstandings. We have a tendency to distrust and even fear what we feel uncertain of or what seems mysterious to us.
By Rajan Zed | February 11, 2011; 12:15 PM ET | Comments (3)
It amazes me how Christians are suspicious of every religion that is not their own.
By Susan K. Smith | February 10, 2011; 8:52 PM ET | Comments (15)
If a Mormon can be the governor of Massachusetts - neither a Mormon nor conservative stronghold - and a Mormon can be majority leader of the US Senate, surely a Mormon can be president.
By Jordan Sekulow | February 10, 2011; 2:11 PM ET | Comments (52)
I was in Utah many months ago to meet and visit with my counterpart in media relations at the Mormon Church. We spent most of an afternoon comparing experiences as spokespersons for religious organizations that are viewed by a few people as...well...unusual. There we were: "the people who don't drink" sitting across the table from "the people who don't go to doctors."
By Russ Gerber | February 9, 2011; 7:53 PM ET | Comments (4)
Born on our frontier and nurtured in our wilderness, American values are Mormon values.
By John Mark Reynolds | February 9, 2011; 7:29 PM ET | Comments (41)
The U.S. Constitution provides that there "shall be no religious test for office." But it is certainly appropriate for voters to be informed of a candidate's faith in order to better understand the candidate and what animates him.
By Nathan Diament | February 9, 2011; 3:52 PM ET | Comments (13)
Americans don't look to high-profile politicians, such as Majority Leader Harry Reid, or to former governors Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman Jr., to understand our faith. Neither do they look to personalities like Glenn Beck, who touches on his faith occasionally but who doesn't claim to speak for the Church or other members.
By Michael Otterson | February 9, 2011; 12:54 PM ET | Comments (33)
The question that each and every one of us should ask about faith during an election season is: Does this candidate have a strong commitment to protecting religious freedom in this country? If the answer is yes, the faith or belief system of that candidate is not important.
By Welton Gaddy | February 9, 2011; 11:48 AM ET | Comments (335)
As Mormon political figures rise in prominence, it is inevitable that Americans will come to know more about the faith than just the Glenn Beck variety or the stereotype of polygamy.
By Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite | February 9, 2011; 10:09 AM ET | Comments (29)
The real challenge lies is widening our sense of who counts as someone with whom we can identify personally, our sense of who "we" are, our image of who is included in "us."
By Brad Hirschfield | February 9, 2011; 8:59 AM ET | Comments (9)
The best way for Israel to fend off the increasing challenges in the international community to its legitimacy is for the country to be a beacon of justice and liberty for all the world to see.
By Sid Schwarz | February 8, 2011; 6:34 PM ET | Comments (0)
There really is only one question that needs to be answered: can you faithfully execute the laws of the United States or is there some religious view you hold that you believe transcends that duty?
By Barry Lynn | February 8, 2011; 5:33 PM ET | Comments (26)
It is sad that the misuse and exploitation of our faiths has made it impossible for good people to aspire to high political offices.
By Arun Gandhi | February 8, 2011; 4:46 PM ET | Comments (8)
Surveys show the main thing atheists and Mormons have in common is that a significant number of Americans wouldn't vote for either, no matter how qualified the candidate may be.
By Herb Silverman | February 8, 2011; 2:27 PM ET | Comments (23)
If a candidate with ties to Salt Lake City emerges with the qualities the electorate sees as needed in a president at this time: an answer to our economic woes; a sensible foreign policy; a viable domestic policy, then s/he may well be the next president.
By Max Carter | February 8, 2011; 11:48 AM ET | Comments (2)
Which way will Egypt go? Former British prime minister Tony Blair advises watching the role of religion, which he says is "massively" important to the outcome of how the "basic battle" over Islam is resolved.
By Sally Quinn | February 8, 2011; 10:27 AM ET | Comments (30)