Posts Tagged ‘Divide’

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Healing a Great Divide, by Frank Schaeffer

December 16, 2008

President-elect Barack Obama has said that he will sign the Freedom of Choice Act shortly after assuming office. The act would strike down local and state laws related to limiting abortion, parental notification and such. According to some reports, he may even do this as one of his first (and therefore closely scrutinized) initiatives as president. 

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Obama Victory Shows Deep Racial Divide in Church

November 7, 2008

obama-cross55.jpgThe barrier-crossing election of Barack Obama did little to bridge the deep racial divide in American churches. In fact, some clergy say it has only served to underscore their differences.

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University of Illinois Homecoming Under Racial Divide: Some Black Students Say They Don’t Feel Welcome by Mainstream

November 4, 2008

u-illinois.jpgThe homecoming football game had just ended, and students clad in orange T-shirts were swarming the quad in search of post-tailgating festivities, but the nearly 1,700 African-American students packed in a nearby auditorium at the Downstate campus barely noticed.

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Religion Used to Mock, Divide in ’08 Race

November 3, 2008

In 1961, after John F. Kennedy’s Catholic faith proved not to be an insurmountable barrier to the White House, Billy Graham predicted that religion would never again be such a divisive force in elections.

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