For insurrectionists, a violent faith brewed from nationalism, conspiracies and Jesus
WASHINGTON (RNS) — As insurrectionists began the attack on the Capitol, a banner waved above the throng. It read: ‘Proud American Christian.’
Conspiracy theories and the ‘American Madness’ that gripped the Capitol
Change is slow — but it’s coming, and it’s why they rioted at the Capitol
Witches to GOP: If you summon a demon, have a plan to banish it
(RNS) — The events of Jan. 6 prove without a doubt the GOP is incapable of controlling what it unleashed with Trump.
Heathens condemn storming of Capitol after Norse religious symbols appear amid mob
(RNS) — Lea Svendsen, a heathen author, said it was ‘heartbreaking’ to see her articles of faith at the center of the violence.
Catholic leaders, progressive and conservative, condemn the violence at the Capitol
VATICAN CITY (RNS) – ‘Those who resort to inflammatory rhetoric must accept some responsibility for inciting the increasing violence in our nation,’ said Cardinal Wilton Gregory, the archbishop of Washington.
As chaos hits Capitol, two forms of faith on display
WASHINGTON (RNS) — Hiding in the balcony while a mob of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol, at least one lawmaker led her fellow members of Congress in prayer.
Historic Black church in DC sues Proud Boys for destroying Black Lives Matter sign
WASHINGTON (RNS) — ‘We, the descendants of these extraordinary women and men of God, will not allow white supremacist violence to go unchecked by the laws of the land,’ said Metropolitan AME pastor the Rev. William H. Lamar IV.
Biden laces Electoral College victory speech with Scripture and Prayer of St. Francis
WASHINGTON (RNS) — ‘For where there is discord, union; where there is doubt, faith, where there is darkness, light,’ President-elect Joe Biden said, invoking the Prayer of St. Francis.
Five takeaways from the 2020 election
(RNS) — We know — have known — that we must do more listening and less preaching. If we cannot, our future is bleak.
Joe Biden, president-elect at last, was shaped by a very American Catholic faith
(RNS) — The way he manages his allegiance to Catholicism gives a glimpse of how Biden will govern as he takes hold of an office he has sought since 1988.
5 Faith-facts about VP-elect Kamala Harris, a Black Baptist with a Hindu family
(RNS) — Few, if any, vice presidential candidates have had as much exposure to the world’s religions as Kamala Harris, the 55-year-old senator from California whom Joe Biden picked Tuesday (Aug. 11) as his running mate.
Exit polls show few changes in the religious vote
(RNS) — Support for President Donald Trump among white evangelicals remained constant. Catholics split their vote. And non-Christians voted overwhelmingly for Joe Biden.
Joe Biden has best showing of any Democrat in Utah since 1964
(RNS) — Even heavily Mormon Provo, once reliably red, turned purple.
Vote, pray, wait: Faith leaders reassure congregations, call for full vote count as election remains uncertain
(RNS) — Clergy, houses of worship and faith-based organizations have been preparing their members for a long wait for election results.