2020 presidential election

Biden victory in hand, Black church get-out-the-vote workers assess the future

By Adelle M. Banks — November 25, 2020

(RNS) — Faith in Action, which mobilized for policies that empower Black Americans, noted down-ballot wins, such as passage of a $15 minimum wage in Florida.

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.

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.

In a less religious country, Biden gained ground with religious voters

By Mark Silk — November 11, 2020

(RNS) — Faith outreach on the Democratic side cranked up a notch, closing the God gap just enough.

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.

‘You can’t just jump to hope’: Episcopal Presiding Bishop Michael Curry on healing after the election

By Emily McFarlan Miller — November 11, 2020

(RNS) — Curry spoke to Religion News Service about what divides the United States, what people of faith can do to help bridge those divisions and why he believes healing is possible.

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.

Joe Biden will remove the ‘bully’ from the bully pulpit

By John Gehring — November 9, 2020

(RNS) — Leading with a moral clarity, humility and grace drawn from Catholic roots, Biden may be able to help reclaim faith in the public square as a force for healing and justice.

Muslim voters doubled their turnout, turning a much-watched minority into an influential one

By Simran Jeet Singh — November 9, 2020

(RNS) — Many groups have made significant gains in their ability to deliver the vote in 2020, perhaps the most influential of which is the Muslim American bloc.

Who will President Joe Biden listen to on faith matters?

By Jack Jenkins, Emily McFarlan Miller — November 8, 2020

(RNS) — The nation’s second Catholic president is likely to bring a more restrained, interfaith approach to his faith-based politics than his predecessor.

The GOP’s Catholic voter problem

By Ryan Burge — November 6, 2020

(RNS) — It’s no coincidence that three Rust Belt states with large populations of Catholics helped put the Democrats back in the White House in January of 2021.

Is democracy sacred?

By Anthony D. Baker — November 6, 2020

(The Conversation) — “Though politics relies on virtue, this does not make it religious,” writes Anthony D. Baker.

God’s on his throne. But we still have to do the work.

By Andre Henry — November 5, 2020

(RNS) — The message to the powerful is ‘God is on the throne; act like it!’ 

Nearly 2,000 Catholic nuns sign letter demanding Trump ‘count the votes’

By Jack Jenkins — November 5, 2020

(RNS) — ‘It may be frustrating that we do not know immediately who won our 2020 Presidential election. Nonetheless, democracy is worth the hard work and the wait,’ said Sister Simone Campbell.

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