September, 2008

Book | Progressive and Religious: How Christian, Jewish, and Buddhist Leaders are Moving Beyond the Culture Wars and Transforming American Public Life


Synopsis In recent years, Americans have become frustrated with the troubled relationship between religion and politics: an exclusive claim on faith and values from the right and a radical divorce of faith from politics on the left. Now a new generation of religious leaders is re-envisioning¬†religion in public life, leading grassroots movements to go beyond partisan politics to work for a more just and inclusive society.¬†Progressive & Religious¬†tells the dynamic […]

Survey | Southern White Evangelicals on Torture


Poll of White Evangelicals Shows Faith, Golden Rule Influence Attitudes on Torture A new poll commissioned by Faith in Public Life and Mercer University and conducted by Public Religion Research demonstrates the conflicted attitudes on torture among white evangelical Christians in the South. Close to six-in-ten white evangelicals in the South say that torture can be often (20%) or sometimes (37%) justified in order to gain important information. This compares […]