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John Gehring

John Gehring is an author at Religion News Service.

All Stories by John Gehring

‘Pro-life’ must encompass more than opposition to abortion

By John Gehring — January 17, 2018
(RNS) — Many Americans recognize the complexity of abortion should not be reduced to talking points or bumper stickers.

What is wrong with white Christians?

By John Gehring — August 10, 2017
(RNS) — Too many white Christians sacrifice the gospel’s radical solidarity with the poor and oppressed with comfortable, self-serving ideologies, writes John Gehring.

Why Christmas is radical

By John Gehring — December 22, 2016
(RNS) It’s tempting to turn Christmas into a safe holiday that asks little of us. But that would ignore the prophetic, subversive life of Jesus, writes John Gehring.

A year later, Pope Francis’ address to Congress looks even more prophetic

By John Gehring — September 21, 2016
WASHINGTON (RNS) But will Americans, and our politicians, heed his beautiful words on the common good in the midst of this ugly presidential election?

Why Trump has a Catholic voter problem

By John Gehring — July 20, 2016
(RNS) Many moderate and conservative Catholics don’t seem to buy what Trump is selling.
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