Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Religious Faith - Oaths

Religious Faith/Religious Diversity/Oaths/Hoover, Herbert/Hands-on debate over oath/Dallas Morning News/Dallas/TX/USA/9-Dec-06/RNS/... Herbert Hoover, citing his Quaker beliefs, also affirmed his oath in 1929 but did use a Bible, according to the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural ...

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Religious Faith/Religious Diversity/Oaths/Hoover, Herbert/No religious test/Fort Worth Star Telegram/Fort Worth/TX/USA/9-Dec-06//... The Volokh Conspiracy, that President John Quincy Adams used a book of laws and that Presidents Franklin Pierce and Herbert Hoover, a Quaker, affirmed rather ...

Religious Faith/Religious Diversity/Politics and Economics/Olver among few in Congress with no religion/Fitchburg Sentinel/Fitchburg/MA/USA/16-Dec-06//... WASHINGTON -- The Capitol's gleaming holiday tree is meant to embrace a religious montage of lawmakers: The traditional Protestants and Catholics, but also a growing number of Jews, 15 Mormons, one Muslim, two Buddhists and a Quaker.

But six Congress members are more mysterious.

They are religiously unaffiliated, a rare non-designation in national politics, where a candidate's faith can identify them with a group of voters, be used to avoid public scrutiny, or simply reflect the huge religious membership in America.

Two of those unaffiliated lawmakers are from Massachusetts, U.S. Reps. John Olver of Amherst and John Tierney of Salem. All six are Democrats. ..

Religious Faith/Religious Diversity/Politics and Economics/A book to help restore a cathedral/Dallas Morning News/Dallas/TX/USA/16-Dec-06//... As we told you last week, the incoming Congress will include the first Muslim member, Keith Ellison, D-Minn.

According to Newhouse News Service, it will also include two Buddhists, two Unitarians, one Quaker, more Jews than Episcopalians, and more Catholics than any other faith group. ...


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