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Faith in the 2012 Election Faith in the 2012 Election
Religion emerged as an important issue in the 2012 presidential campaign. The personal religious identity of President Barack Obama and the Republican candidate, Governor...

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Religious Liberty Religious Liberty
This collection gathers together key candidate statements on religious freedom from the 2011-12 primary and general election campaigns, addressing America's constitutional...

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Barack Obama on American Reliance on Prayer when Declaring the 2012 National Day of Prayer

May 3, 2012
Prayer has always been a part of the American story, and today countless Americans rely on prayer for comfort, direction, and strength, praying not only for themselves, but for their communities, their country, and the world. On this National Day of Prayer, we give thanks for our democracy that respects the beliefs and protects the religious freedom of all people to pray, worship, or abstain according to the dictates of their conscience.
Barack Obama Barack Obama
Barack Obama became the forty-fourth president of the United States in January 2009, the first African-American to hold the office. He was re-elected to the presidency in November 2012. After graduating from Columbia University and Harvard Law...