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Jack Jenkins

Jack Jenkins is a national reporter for RNS based in Washington, covering U.S. Catholics and the intersection of religion and politics.

All Stories by Jack Jenkins

National Prayer Breakfast breaks from ‘The Family’ with new organization

By Jack Jenkins and Adelle M. Banks — January 25, 2023
(RNS) — Critics are questioning whether the change is a full departure from the past or merely cosmetic.

At March for Life, a jubilant crowd prepares for state-level fights

By Jack Jenkins — January 20, 2023
WASHINGTON (RNS) — 'It's really going to move more towards a local level,' said a priest and university president from Ohio, who attended the march.

After Roe, 50th March for Life a turning point for national, state abortion protests

By Adelle M. Banks and Jack Jenkins — January 19, 2023
(RNS) — Since last summer’s Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization decision, much of the focus of the abortion fight has moved to statehouses.

Clergy file suit over Missouri abortion ban, arguing it establishes a religion

By Jack Jenkins — January 19, 2023
(RNS) — ‘Our elected officials have violated their oath to uphold that constitution by weaponizing religious beliefs,’ said the Rev. Traci Blackmon.

Trump chides onetime evangelical supporters who haven’t endorsed him

By Jack Jenkins — January 17, 2023
(RNS) — ‘There’s great disloyalty in the world of politics, and that’s a sign of disloyalty,’ Trump said.

Despite ample evidence, Christian nationalism mostly absent from final Jan. 6 report

By Jack Jenkins — December 23, 2022
(RNS) — Faith leaders have questioned the omission, which lawmakers have signaled is founded in caution against tarring 'every American who believes God has blessed America' as a white supremacist.

Education Secretary Cardona: ‘If it weren’t for my faith, I wouldn’t be here’

By Jack Jenkins — December 21, 2022
(RNS) — A sign on Cardona’s desk reads “Let your faith be bigger than your fear.”

William Barber launches new center at Yale, will retire from church

By Jack Jenkins — December 19, 2022
(RNS) — The Rev. William Barber said the center's goal is to 'prepare a new generation' to create 'a just society both in the academy and in the streets.'

Faith leaders urge lawmakers to pass expanded child tax credit

By Jack Jenkins — December 15, 2022
WASHINGTON (RNS) — ‘For many of us, this is a season of miracles. ... But expanding the CTC? That shouldn’t take a miracle,’ said Abibat Rahman-Davies of Friends Committee on National Legislation, a Quaker group.

With Warnock’s win, Democrats eye faith as a pathway to victory in the South

By Jack Jenkins — December 9, 2022
(RNS) — Once a faith-based activist arrested for protesting in the US Capitol, Warnock stands to elevate the various causes of the religious left — especially voting rights.

Over the weekend, fusions of faith and extremism at drag show protests across country

By Jack Jenkins — December 6, 2022
(RNS) — Nazi sympathizers waved Christian flags at multiple drag story hour events.

Ye’s Trump dinner is a high point for Catholic nationalists’ influence campaign

By Jack Jenkins — December 1, 2022
(RNS) — The meeting of Ye, Nick Fuentes and Donald Trump was a win for an extreme, Catholic-leaning subset of Christian nationalism.

Who is Trump and Kanye’s dinner companion, Nick Fuentes?

By Jack Jenkins and Paul O'Donnell — November 27, 2022
(RNS) — Last year the 24-year-old right-wing media personality told an audience that the United States will cease to be America 'if it loses its white demographic core and if it loses its faith in Jesus Christ.'

Trump’s Twitter return sparks concern among faith groups

By Jack Jenkins — November 22, 2022
(RNS) — New owner Elon Musk has gone back on his promise not to replatform anyone before instituting a transparent process that included outside input, according to the Anti-Defamation League's head.

Cardinal asks bishops to challenge lawmakers who want to cut Ukraine aid

By Jack Jenkins — November 16, 2022
BALTIMORE (RNS) — The suggestion, which drew applause from bishops, appeared directed at Republicans who have suggested reducing aid to Ukraine.
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