Jennifer Butler is an author at Religion News Service.
As political violence rises, we need peacemakers at the polls
(RNS) — Pastors can’t take a bloodless election for granted. But people of faith have unique power to keep the peace, now and in the long term.
How Romney and Pelosi used their faith to resist Trump
(RNS) — We can follow their example to stop supporting candidates who use faith as a means to consolidate power, influence or money.
People of faith aren’t exempt from loving their neighbor
(RNS) — ‘We can navigate our differences and protect others while respecting religious freedom,’ writes Jennifer Butler.
In the fight to preserve health care, we have to lay our bodies on the line
(RNS) — In the fight to ensure that more than 20 million Americans don’t lose the lifesaving care they so desperately need, people of faith have to be willing to put their bodies on the line.
To realize King’s dream, we must reject Trump’s divisive rhetoric (COMMENTARY)
(RNS) When we celebrate the legacy of King yet fail to embrace his struggle, we deprive ourselves of the spiritual and political revolution for which King lived and died.
Why the pope is right and Russell Moore is wrong about the death penalty (COMMENTARY)
(RNS) Both the Hebrew prophets and Jesus consistently challenge the ancient “eye for an eye” legal system to create room for mercy, humility, forgiveness and ultimately redemption.