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Religion in US Politics Religion in US Politics
Religion has long been a staple of American politics. At the national level politicians have continually evoked religious themes, whether addressing foreign policy, social,...

RELATED RESOURCES: RELIGION AND PEACE

Women, War & Peace
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Mosaic Fall 2003
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Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies
克罗克国际和平研究所

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Religions for Peace
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Life & Peace Institute
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Barack Obama on How the Practice of Prayer Exemplifies Both American Freedom and American Unity when Declaring the 2013 National Day of Prayer

May 1, 2013
Prayer brings communities together and can be a wellspring of strength and support. In the aftermath of senseless acts of violence, the prayers of countless Americans signal to grieving families and a suffering community that they are not alone. Their pain is a shared pain, and their hope a shared hope. [..] All of us have the freedom to pray and exercise our faiths openly. Our laws protect these God-given liberties, and rightly so. Today and every day, prayers will be offered in houses of worship, at community gatherings, in our homes, and in neighborhoods all across our country. Let us give thanks for the freedom to practice our faith as we see fit, whether individually or in fellowship.
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...