JTA has announced that Rabbi David Saperstein (seen here) the Director of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, will offer the invocation at the DNC on the night Obama is scheduled to accept the nomination. (FYI: both conventions will have interfaith elements) It is a great honor for Rabbi Saperstein and should provide him with an interesting perspective. Come hear what he has to say about Religion and the 2008 Political Campaign when he participates in a panel discussion here at the Museum of Jewish Heritage on September 17. Washington Post reporter and On Faith moderator Sally Quinn will moderate a panel that will also include the Interfaith Alliance's Rev. Dr. C. Welton Gaddy, author Susan Jacoby, and the First Amendment Center's Charles Haynes.
Interestingly, I stumbled across a tool on Beliefnet.com called the G-d-o-meter that scientifically rates the candidates' religious talk leading up to the election. I wonder what the panelists will say about its accuracy.