Running up to the 2008 election, the Democratic Party began making more visible efforts to reach out to religious voters. Pro-life Democrats have struggled in the party, both in elections and in their own party. President Obama's election ushered in a number of changes, including a new health care law and a mandate for employers to provide contraception. He also maintained the status quo in hiring provisions for religious groups seeking federal funding.
The Megachurch Primaries
How the leading Democratic candidates are trying to win evangelical votes.
Dean Vows to Reach Evangelicals as Democratic Leader
But many are waiting to see if the DNC walk matches their talk.
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- Gen Z Evangelicals Vote More than Millennials or Gen X DidNew study finds believers aged 18 to 25 more likely than peers or previous generations to get involved in civic engagement.
- Republicans Win on Inflation but Lose on AbortionPrayed-for midterm “red wave” fails to materialize.
- 3 Principles for Settling Political Spats in the ChurchWhen we see civic engagement as a limited strategy rather than a source of moral identity, we’re better equipped to reach across the partisan aisle.简体中文繁體中文
- This Is Not the Most Important Election of Our LivesMichael Wear, founder of the Center for Christianity and Public Life, on the state of American politics, what’s at stake in the midterms, and the temptation to “ultimatize” our issues.
- The Forgotten Christian Cause: Preserving DemocracyThis election season, love your neighbor by supporting voter results, a free press, and a peaceful transfer of power.Português
- Moral Middle Candidates Want to Save America (But They Keep Losing)Christians concerned about division, disinformation, and democratic norms are straining to reestablish the political center.
- Strategy Questions Divide Pro-Life Politics After ‘Dobbs’What’s the best way to oppose abortion? Some pursue a national ban while others object that “plays into liberals’ hands.”
- God’s Call on the Politically Ambivalent ChristianDon’t let partisan extremes and animosities prevent you from entering the arena for the sake of the common good.
- Ousted by Party, Former Democrat Holds to Pro-Life Platform in TennesseeLongtime state legislator and Memphis pastor John DeBerry is now running as an Independent.