Candidates Focus On Faith

Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama answered questions about
faith and religion in both their personal lives and the public arena during a Compassion Forum in Pennsylvania.

Clinton says the "potential for life" begins at conception. Obama says it's "very hard to know" when life begins.

Both said people of faith have a right to bring their religious convictions to public life.

Clinton said she grew up hearing Bible stories and is especially
fond of the Book of Esther. She said she believes that God wants
people to relieve suffering.

Obama said he's "a devout Christian," but believes "Islam can be compatible with the modern world."

He added that he believes in evolution, but also believes that God created the universe.

The two are reaching out to people of faith in Pennsylvania,
which holds its primary on April 22. The North Carolina primary, also considered a major battleground in the nomination race, is May 6.

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