When was the last time we saw a Democrat actively court religious leaders—not merely in a calculated way to achieve a political end, but because he or she sincerely tied that political end to sacred principles?
(RNS) — 'The Democratic Party is no longer the 'The Big Tent Party.' I fear the Democratic Party has become the 'pro-abortion rights' party,' former U.S. Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Mich., tells RNS contributor Charlie Camosy.
(RNS) A majority of Americans overall (59 percent) see religion as a positive, compared to 26 percent who say it has a negative impact on the way things are going in the U.S., according to Pew.
(RNS) The most secular candidate in modern times has inspired what looks like a classic religious revival. U.S. history also shows what a disappointing end could mean for Sanders’ disciples, and the country.
It's unexpected events like these that keep me loving religion and politics in the USA.
When will this hardline fever break so our politics can deal with the world’s real complexities?
(RNS) But Democrats say the Iran nuclear deal is no litmus test on support for Israel, and that they will continue to reap the lion's share of Jewish votes.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Compared with secular ideologies and other churches’ political pronouncements, Catholic social teaching offers the most comprehensively and authentically “Christian” ethic.
(RNS) 32 percent of Americans support clergy endorsing candidates from the pulpit -- a jump from 24 percent in 2010 .
(RNS) The newest Gallup poll finds most Christians don’t approve of President Obama and most Muslims do.
(RNS) Instead of neat boxes, there's a reddish/blueish tint in attitudes toward faith, family, and government.
(RNS) More than half of lawmakers received F's on church-state issues in a report card issued by the Secular Coalition of America.
CHARLOTTE (RNS) On the night the Democrats became the first major U.S. political party to endorse gay marriage, some convention delegates remembered how it used to be — back in high school, back in the closet, back in the days when, as one said, "you're scared because it's not OK to be who you are." By Rick Hampson.
(RNS) Most Americans who know that Mitt Romney is Mormon say the presumptive GOP nominee’s faith doesn’t concern them. But a new poll indicates there may be an “enthusiasm gap” for Romney among white evangelicals. By Daniel Burke.