Obama’s “Call to Renewal” Speech
Andy Dayton, Associate Web Producer

This keynote address (transcript here) given by Senator Obama on June 28, 2006 at the Call to Renewal conference has come up a few times in our program — first with Amy Sullivan during the 2008 presidential election season, then later in Krista’s live conversation with David Brooks and E.J. Dionne for “Obama’s Theologian.” Now, once more, it’s mentioned in Krista’s interview with Joshua DuBois. Perhaps this one’s worth a lengthy viewing … watch the entire speech here, in 5 parts (parts 2-5 below).

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

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Thank you so much for bringing this speech to a wider audience (myself for one). These are wise words people of all faiths as well as those professing no particular faith can take to heart and from which greatly benefit both individually as well as collectively.

Thanks so much for posting this. Important words.

Is there a place where I can get an MP3 of the speech so I can listen to it on my iPod? Or perhaps make it available on the SOF podcast?

Tom, this speech used to be available as an mp3 on several different sites, but the source file they were pulling from is not available any longer. Of course, that doesn't mean it isn't out there, if you dig hard enough. We also don't have the rights to distribute the speech or the mp3 on hand to deliver on your second request. My apologies.