Politics

Poor People’s Campaign mourns 250K COVID deaths, calls for stimulus relief

By Yonat Shimron — November 23, 2020

(RNS) — The group, led by the Rev. William Barber, is staging a national service of eulogy and remembrance two miles from the U.S. Capitol.

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Hate crime deaths reach all-time high, despite chronic underreporting

By Simran Jeet Singh — November 18, 2020

(RNS) — Three things the Biden-Harris administration can do to help address the pandemic of hate in our country.

William Barr and the politics of death

By Shane Claiborne — November 18, 2020

(RNS) — We are not executing the ‘worst of the worst,’ as some may believe, but the poorest of the poor, and disproportionately people of color.

Catholic bishops broadcast mixed messages about Biden’s victory

By Jack Jenkins — November 17, 2020

WASHINGTON (RNS) — The head of the U.S. bishops conference has taken a more cautious tone over time despite initially congratulating the president-elect on his victory.

It’s time to end ‘name and shame’ religious freedom policy

By Peter Henne — November 17, 2020

(RNS) — President-elect Biden and his foreign policy aides need to focus on a broader strategy of religious engagement.

Meet Shane Vaughn, Mississippi pastor and star of viral ‘if Trump does not concede’ video

By Bob Smietana — November 16, 2020

(RNS) — A small-town Mississippi preacher’s video claims President Trump could still win the election.

Trump divided the nation and their church, experts say, but evangelical fans have few regrets

By Bob Smietana — November 13, 2020

NASHVILLE (RNS) — Despite his defeat in the recent presidential election, supporting President Trump has been a boon to many evangelical Christians. Will political gains undermine their ability to minister to their neighbors?

The campaign is over. Will a Biden-Harris administration deliver on its interfaith promises?

By Eboo Patel, Paul Brandeis Raushenbush, Mary Ellen Giess — November 13, 2020

(Interfaith America) — Leveraging the religious and ethical values of millions of Americans – both to build religious pluralism, and to solve social problems – could be a lasting legacy of their administration.

A blue surprise? As Arizona trends toward Biden, Latino voters stand out

By Alejandra Molina — November 12, 2020

(RNS) — The election results in Arizona are a testament to the grassroots organizing work that has been present in the state for the past 10 years.

Amid cries for church unity post-election, some Christians say ‘Not so fast’

By Emily McFarlan Miller, Roxanne Stone — November 11, 2020

NEW YORK (RNS) — After a polarizing presidential election, Christian leaders are urging believers of all political convictions to find common ground in their faith.

Why Trump’s electoral crisis is really a moral crisis

By David P. Gushee — November 11, 2020

(RNS) — The president’s inability to accept the truth is doing more than delaying a transition, it’s poisoning our society.

Trump evangelical advisers back voting challenges but stop short of alleging fraud

By Jack Jenkins — November 11, 2020

(RNS) — The Rev. Tony Suarez said he is ‘realistic that Joe Biden may in fact be our next president’ and said he hoped Biden would listen to evangelicals.

The 2020 election was a referendum on race and Christian faith

By Shane Claiborne — November 10, 2020

(RNS) — We can see in how the vote went our competing visions for what we want America to be.

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