Here's your Religion News Roundup excerpt for today.
By Lauren Markoe
c. Religion News Service 2012
Reprinted with permission
One convention down, one to go. The Democrats open their national meeting in Charlotte today. Lots of politics, lots of praying in the Queen City. Here's the prayer leaders' lineup for invocations and benedictions during the next three days.
The evangelical community is well represented. There's also a Conservative rabbi, a Greek Orthodox bishop, and an AME bishop. Cardinal Timothy Dolan will close out the whole affair, as he did at the RNC last week.
At the convention, DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz joins a panel of Jewish Democrats who say the Jewish vote is safely in Obama's camp, despite what GOP Jews say.
Meanwhile, a group of black ministers is trying to get out the vote for Obama, contrasting his religious beliefs to Romney's.
But how much does a candidate's religious affiliation matter anymore anyway? asks USA Today.
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