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The Evangelical Immigration Table, a lobbying project of Sojourners, the National Association of Evangelicals, the Southern Baptist Convention, and others, is intended to promote passage of SB 1, the vehicle for the Schumer-Rubio amnesty bill (when they finish writing it).
Since then, we haven’t really discussed many other celebs. (The kids don’t have a huge pop-culture diet, thankfully.) For example, they know who Justin Bieber is, but probably can’t name one of his songs. Nor can I. However, I read this article about a book by Cathleen Falsani (Belieber!: Fame, Faith, and the Heart of Justin Bieber) which talks about the young superstar’s faith
In selecting a running mate, Barack Obama supposedly hopes to create a diverse ticket. The most likely picks are white males, centrist in politics and low-key in demeanor. But it appears that one litmus test remains: support for abortion. They may run left on economics, but to their credit Jim Wallis, Tony Campolo, and similarly minded “progressives” have pushed Obama to support an “abortion-reduction agenda.”
The Faith of Barack Obama's best section is by far the chapter “The Altars of State,” where examines Obama’s speech to Jim Wallis’ progressive Sojourner’s organization and his vision for the role of religion in politics, where believers are no longer asked “to leave their religion at the door before entering the public square” but the faithful must “translate their concerns into universal, rather than religion-specific values.” Here Mansfield is in his element, and his analysis of the ramifications of this vision is the book’s meatiest, most thought-provoking pages.
In 2006, Barack Obama delivered the keynote address at a conference sponsored by Jim Wallis and the “religious left” magazine Sojourners.
Last week, Senator Barak Obama explained how Democrats should appeal to Christians. First, Democratic politicians need to stop sneering at the 38 percent of Americans “who consider themselves committed Christians.” These people, the senator explained, just “want a sense of purpose, a narrative arc to their lives.”
If Mrs. Clinton becomes a presidential candidate in the next national election year, then 2008 will likely prove to be the Year of the Bible. That would please Religious Left gurus (and best-selling authors) like Rabbi Michael Lerner (The Left Hand of God: Taking Back Our Country from the Religious Right), Rev. Jim Wallis (God’s Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn’t Get It), and former President Jimmy Carter (Our Endangered Values: America’s Moral Crisis).