While 1 in five people practice Islam internationally, a Pew Research survey in 2010 found that about half of Americans are able to correctly identify the Quran and Ramadan as associated with Islam. Another Pew survey in 2007 revealed that 58 percent of Americans say they know little or nothing about Islam’s practices, and often, what they do know […]
Read a May 2, 2008, Wall Street Journal article about President Bush asking Congress to approve an additional $770 million in global food aid.
Read an August 24, 2006 article about the advancement in harvesting stem cells from embryos without harming them in Nature.
See a March 24, 2013 ScienceDaily article about stem cells found in amniotic fluid.
See an April 5, 2007, Stateline.org article about three new Democratic governors who have joined six other state leaders in supporting stem cell research.
Patrick G. Coy is a professor of political science and director of the Center for Applied Conflict Management at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. His specialties include religion and politics. Among his research projects are the philosophy of nonviolence of the Catholic monk Thomas Merton and a comparative analysis of the religious rhetoric used […]
Read a Sept. 24, 2006, New York Times story which discusses Bush’s use of the term “Islamofascism” and the controversy it generated.
Read a March 13, 2009, essay on faith-based initiatives in Commonweal magazine by Lew Daly, a senior fellow and director of the Fellows Program at Demos, a public-policy organization in New York City. Daly is the author of God’s Economy: Faith-Based Initiatives and the Caring State, published in fall 2009.
A July 2001 Gallup Poll analysis discussed several polls on the topic and showed the variance in public approval, which appeared to shift depending on whether respondents associated the initiative with Bush, and what charities they believed would benefit.