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Benjamin P. Marcus

Benjamin P. Marcus is an author at Religion News Service.

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How Trump is reshaping American civil religion and what we can do about it

By Benjamin P. Marcus — July 10, 2017
(RNS) Civil religion can inspire both exclusive ethno-nationalism and inclusive idealism and hospitality.

Voter Registration Low as Iraq Mulls Role of Religion

By Benjamin P. Marcus — August 5, 2005
c. 2005 Religion News Service WASHINGTON _ Voter registration for the upcoming vote on Iraq’s constitution was reported as low on Thursday (Aug. 4) as the document continued to undergo changes to de-emphasize the role of Islamic law would play in the new government. More than a quarter-million Iraqis living abroad, who represent the moderate […]

Exclusive: Iraqis in U.S. Won’t Vote on Constitution

By Benjamin P. Marcus — August 3, 2005
c. 2005 Religion News Service WASHINGTON _ The Iraqi Electoral Commission will not allow Iraqi expatriates to vote on a new constitution, effectively locking out a quarter-million votes from mostly religious minorities living in the United States, Britain and other countries. The decision, revealed by Electoral Commission member Fareed Ayar in a telephone interview Tuesday […]
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