Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Race and Religion in 2008

Barack Obama made a speech this morning about race and religion in America. It cheered me after a rough and tumble day and a half on the wards. On a tip from a friend, I started listening to it in the background while I studied lung cancer. I had to put down the book to consider the elements of our life, culture and nation bigger than the little problems I'm facing today. If you have half an hour, I encourage you to listen. Here's a link to one recording of the speech. Don't worry -it's not a campaign speech until minute 27, and even then, it really doesn't have that feel. His words are part sermon, part lecture, part address to the nation, and yes, part campaign speech.

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