Need to know: 07/25/2016
He was raised a Roman Catholic, worked alongside Jesuits in Honduras and loves Pope Francis. But Tim Kaine separates the personal from the political when it comes to religious doctrine. More from Religion News Service
The faith of the base?
The GOP has been called ‘God's Own Party’ because it draws far more churchgoing voters than the Democrats. Clinton has a chance to change that -- if she wants to. More from Religion News Service
More than a bucket of warm … ?
It’s not clear what impact Kaine’s faith — or that of any Catholic — would have on voters. More from www.washingtonpost.com
Not so good for the Jews?
The retired army lieutenant general who Trump said could be in his cabinet retweeted an explicitly anti-Semitic message while former KKK wizard David Duke’s support for Trump raised further questions for the nominee. More from www.theguardian.com
Not so good for the atheists?
A leaked email between Democratic officials may indicate intraparty smear tactics that sought to depict Hillary Clinton’s primary rival Bernie Sanders as an atheist. More from Religion News Service
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Those who forget the past …
In 1941, thousands of Jews were imprisoned, starved and finally massacred by Lithuanian Nazi collaborators at the Seventh Fort. Now it’s a party venue. How did that happen? More from The Jerusalem Post | JPost.com
After two centuries of prosperity generated from the sweet wine that became popular in the courts of Europe, Jews in Tokaj were decimated in the Holocaust. Now some are returning. Perhaps the wine will also return to its roots. More from Religion News Service
The real choice in 2016?
A leading Hispanic evangelical poses the question: Do we really want to live in a country where we aren’t ‘supposed to’ meet or agree with leaders of a different political party, skin color or religion? More from Religion News Service
Or maybe a crumb?
The Republican nominee’s pledge to overturn the ‘Johnson amendment’ and bar potential tax exemption problems for churches that campaign for candidates is less than meets the eye, says Mark Silk. More from Religion News Service