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Heathens condemn storming of Capitol after Norse religious symbols appear amid mob

By Emily McFarlan Miller — January 8, 2021
(RNS) — Lea Svendsen, a heathen author, said it was 'heartbreaking' to see her articles of faith at the center of the violence.
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Ahead of inauguration, faith leaders urge devotees in state capitols to take precautions

By Jack Jenkins — January 16, 2021
WASHINGTON (RNS) — ‘We strongly encourage you to be attendant to all safety concerns for ministers and congregations,’ read a statement from the United Church of Christ.

For insurrectionists, a violent faith brewed from nationalism, conspiracies and Jesus

By Jack Jenkins — January 12, 2021
WASHINGTON (RNS) — As insurrectionists began the attack on the Capitol, a banner waved above the throng. It read: 'Proud American Christian.'

Change is slow — but it’s coming, and it’s why they rioted at the Capitol

By Beth Kissileff — January 11, 2021
(RNS) — The chaos at the Capitol was the work of a desperate group, clinging to false beliefs at all costs, unwilling to shift their paradigm. But it is their last gasp. 

Witches to GOP: If you summon a demon, have a plan to banish it

By Heather Greene — January 8, 2021
(RNS) — The events of Jan. 6 prove without a doubt the GOP is incapable of controlling what it unleashed with Trump.

As chaos hits Capitol, two forms of faith on display

By Jack Jenkins — January 6, 2021
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.

Catholic leaders, progressive and conservative, condemn the violence at the Capitol

By Claire Giangravé — January 7, 2021
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.

Historic Black church in DC sues Proud Boys for destroying Black Lives Matter sign

By Jack Jenkins — January 4, 2021
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.

Joe Biden, president-elect at last, was shaped by a very American Catholic faith

By Jack Jenkins — November 7, 2020
(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.

Biden laces Electoral College victory speech with Scripture and Prayer of St. Francis

By Jack Jenkins — December 15, 2020
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

By Thomas Reese — November 7, 2020
(RNS) — We know — have known — that we must do more listening and less preaching. If we cannot, our future is bleak.

5 Faith-facts about VP-elect Kamala Harris, a Black Baptist with a Hindu family

By Yonat Shimron — November 7, 2020
(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.

Trump couldn’t be more wrong about Biden’s faith

By Melissa Rogers — August 10, 2020
(RNS) — Biden speaks readily and movingly about his personal faith, including the duty to love one’s neighbor. But even more importantly, he lives out his faith on a daily basis.
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