2020 Election Results

Joe Biden’s acceptance speech caps off an unusually faith-filled Democratic National Convention

By Jack Jenkins — August 21, 2020

WASHINGTON (RNS) — ‘For Joe, faith isn’t a prop or a political tool,’ said Sen. Chris Coons.

By embracing faith, Joe Biden and the Democrats have the potential to transform American politics

By Guthrie Graves-Fitzsimmons — August 20, 2020

(RNS) — The past four days have emphasized the Democratic Party’s commitment to religious outreach and that has the potential to transform all of American politics. 

Rabbi Michael Beals was leading a prayer service. Then Joe Biden showed up.

By Yonat Shimron — August 20, 2020

(RNS) — In a video to air at the Democratic National Convention, Beals recounts the time Biden showed up unannounced at a shiva prayer service for an elderly woman who lived in a subsidized senior citizen high-rise.

How Kamala Harris delivers on 150 years of Black women’s political history

By Cheryl Townsend Gilkes — August 13, 2020

(RNS) — The Democrats’ presumptive vice presidential nominee rose out of a network of women’s organizations and movements, churches and loving communities by which Black women have transformed themselves since Reconstruction.

Kamala Harris is more than her gender and race. She is also the future of American religion.

By Yonat Shimron — August 12, 2020

(RNS) — ‘The Biden-Harris ticket looks a lot more like America’s future,’ said one demographer, ‘and the Trump-Pence ticket looks a lot more like America’s past.’

Harris’ nomination shows why representation matters, but is not enough

By Simran Jeet Singh — August 12, 2020

(RNS) — The Democratic vice presidential nominee has to show the moral courage to address her own role in perpetuating systems that drag underrepresented communities down.

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.

Biden makes bid for Muslim voters at virtual summit: ‘I want to earn your vote’

By Aysha Khan — July 20, 2020

(RNS) — In an address to Muslim voters, former Vice President Joe Biden promised to ‘earn’ their communities’ support and, if elected to the Oval Office, sign hate crime legislation, appoint Muslim staffers and immediately repeal the Muslim travel ban.

Biden’s bid touts faith, courts even religious conservatives

By Elana Schor, Jack Jenkins — July 17, 2020

(RNS) — Joe Biden’s identity as ‘a very devout Catholic and person of deep faith,’ the former vice president’s deputy political director, John McCarthy, said, is ‘baked into the core messaging and core functions of the campaign.’

Joe Biden on restoring the soul of our nation

By Joe Biden — December 29, 2019

(RNS) — ‘Scripture is clear,’ writes the former vice president. ‘It’s not enough to just wish the world were better — it’s our duty to make it so.’

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