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    Senate Chaplain Barry Black: If There's One Place Prayer Is Needed, It's Capitol Hill (VIDEO)

    People of faith should serve an essential role in the secular world. The political sphere needs contact with the transcendent insights of religion. That’s according to Rev. Barry Black, Ph.D, a retired two-star admiral and 62nd Chaplain of the United States Senate, at an event hosted by Heritage President Jim … More

    Questions About Religion on the Campaign Trail

    In last week’s Republican primary debate, a Jacksonville, Florida, resident asked the candidates what role their religious beliefs would play in their decision-making as President. The issue of religious faith continues to be important for many voters. As I suggest in a recent WebMemo, questions about religion that relate to … More

    Exclusion of Prayer at 9/11 Service Ignores Role of Religion in America

    This weekend will be filled with somber memorial services and poignant tributes as the nation commemorates the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. The annual memorial service in New York City will have a decidedly non-religious tone, a move that has drawn the ire of many … More

    A Timely Call to Prayer

    In the eternal scheme of things, it’s no coincidence that today’s National Day of Prayer dawned four days after intrepid U.S. Navy SEALs rid the world of Osama bin Laden. As Heritage’s Chuck Donovan writes this morning for NRO, the White House on Friday evening issued President Obama’s proclamation for … More

    America, Under God?

    Yesterday, was an official day of prayer in the Gulf Coast states. Earlier this month the Louisiana legislature passed a resolution which recognized an “opportunity to humble ourselves before our Almighty God” and “pray for a solution” to the oil spill crisis in the Gulf of Mexico. Louisiana Governor Bobby … More

    Prayer and Public Policy: A Constant Interplay

    A short piece in today’s Washington Post examines President Obama’s religious faith. The occasion of the article is the President’s remarks today to the National Prayer Breakfast, an annual event held at this time of year in the capital. Interestingly, the article does not attempt to distinguish among the usages of … More