Religion and the 2012 election: framing the Vice-Presidential debate

While Paul Ryan described his position that is both personally and politically pro-life, Joe Biden’s position was more my style. As a women who may one day need safe access to abortion, and as an advocate for religious liberty, Biden’s answer hit home for me…

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Interfaith Activism and UU Identity – My Journey

It seems to me that all too often, policies which in reality limit religious liberty are sold to the populous on the grounds of “freedom of religion” and voted or signed in to law without much more thought. In a state where, according to the 2008 American Religious Identification Survey, only 3% of the population is a part of a religion other than Christianity (fourteen percent identify as Nones and five percent refused to answer the survey), campaign rhetoric often focuses on which candidate is a “better” Christian, and doesn’t say much about policy.

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Journey of an Atheist Interfaith Activist!

As a Filipino-American, I was raised and culturally identify with Catholicism. Having grown up in Arizona, Guam and the Philippines — Christianity was the religion I was surrounded by and became intimately familiar with. Though a non-believer from an early age, I was curious about other faith traditions. So I declared Religious Studies my major in college and went on to study Buddhism, Islam, Christianity, Judaism and so forth.

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