Posts tagged "issue200804"

Views on politics and religion from around the web

While the intersection of politics and religion is the theme of this month’s InTheFray, a quick look around the Internet makes it clear that we’re not the only ones talking, thinking, and writing about it.

Our religious test for politics

Take the quiz and figure out your spiritual-political I.Q.

The gay evangelical

The gay evangelical

The Rev. Mel White served the Religious Right until he came out as a gay man. Here he discusses the reconciliation of his politics, his faith, and his sexual orientation.

Monk Rambo

Monk Rambo

In Myanmar, home of the world’s longest civil war, some of the Buddhist monks have joined the violent resistance.

"the meek, the meek" and other poems

“the meek, the meek” and other poems

Four works of poetry that touch on and explore the themes of religion and politics.

Faith-based politicking

Faith-based politicking

The author of God in the White House talks about the ratcheting up of religion, or at least of the rhetoric of religion, in presidential politics; the “abortion myth” in the rise of the Religious Right; and why religion is best left “on the margins of society, not the councils of power.”

Taking the long view on religion and politics

Taking the long view on religion and politics

A look at Religion in American Politics: A Short History by Frank Lambert.

Is there a religious test in politics?

Responses from our contributors and readers.

'Church-state' in the United States

‘Church-state’ in the United States

A time line of the interplay between religion and politics.

John F. Kennedy’s address on religion

JFK's famous 1960 "religion speech."

Is there a religious test in politics?

Is there a religious test in politics?

A look at the interplay between religion and politics in Campaign 2008, in U.S. history, in theocracies abroad, and in some unique personal struggles.

Religion advocating for the environment

According to the media, one of the latest green movements is happening in churches, synagogues, and mosques around the country.