Religion & Spirituality
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Egypt’s recent parliamentary elections have raised concerns about the imposition of an Islamist agenda by Islamist groups and parties, but Middle East expert Kate Seelye says “the hope is that once in office they will move more to the center and that won’t be the case.”
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“Will evangelicals turn out in large numbers and be energized as volunteers and financial supporters of Mitt Romney? It doesn't take a majority of evangelicals to stay home. It just takes a few million evangelicals to choose to not get as actively involved in this race to cost Mitt Romney the presidency,” according to evangelical journalist Warren Cole Smith.
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“Mitt Romney has studiously avoided the subject of religion whenever possible. He’s a technocrat. He’s very careful. He’s highly managed in his public presentation. He knows that bringing up Mormonism conjures a host of associations he’d like to avoid.”
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“I would say that Mormon culture, Mormon doctrine, Mormon belief have been well outside the mainstream of both American culture and Christian culture for many years.”
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After ten years of war, says Georgetown University ethics professor Nancy Sherman, US troops are coming home from Iraq, “and now they see that whole project of stability and democratization unraveling. They come home carrying heavy invisible wounds, of a sense of betrayal and PTSD. Was it worth it?”
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As the South Carolina Republican primary approaches on January 21 and candidate Rick Santorum claims a belated victory in the Iowa caucuses, watch excerpts from a 2010 speech that Santorum, a Catholic, delivered on the role of religious faith in public life.
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"South Carolina is really shaping up as a make or break last stand for social conservatives," says David Gibson of Religion News Service.
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Watch more of our conversation with author Michelle Alexander about crime, the war on drugs, and the disproportionately high number of African-Americans in prison.