Religion in the News
Thompson Gains Among Social Conservatives
Some of the nation's most influential social conservatives say their movement is quickly coalescing around Fred Thompson for the Republican presidential nomination. The Boston Globe
Economy Trumps Religion in Turkey
A landslide victory for Turkey's Islam-rooted ruling party shows that voters are more worried about economic instability than the threat of more Islam in government. The Christian Science Monitor
Evangelicals, Muslims Start Rare Dialogue
An emerging generation of evangelical leaders is reaching out to its counterpart in the Muslim-American community. Chicago Tribune
God '08: Whose, and How Much, Will Voters Accept?
Would voters elect a president who believes in the Book of Mormon? What about one who venerates Muhammad or Buddha? The New York Times
Opening Hearts and Homes
Christian conservative groups in Texas are at the forefront of a nationwide push to encourage evangelicals to adopt children from around the world. The Dallas Morning News
Democrats' Abortion Quandary
Democratic Party leaders are weighing a more nuanced line on abortion, an issue that divides the country. Chicago Tribune
U.S. Islamic Charities Feel Post-9/11 Heat
Islamic charities in the U.S. complain they are being unfairly scrutinized as part of a broader backlash against Muslims since the Sept. 11 attacks. Reuters
The Vitter EffectMichael Cromartie - a Pew Forum senior advisor - discusses how a conservative Christian senator's fall from grace has played out in the evangelical community and what it might mean politically. Newsweek
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