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What Americans believe about violence against the government

By Ryan Burge — January 14, 2021

(RNS) — The relationship between partisanship and support for violence against government is clear. Church attendance does not appear to fuel the fire — nor tamp it down.

President Trump is a religious leader

By Jeffrey Salkin — November 17, 2020

(RNS) — Trumpism, like other bad religions, denies science, identifies dark forces and denies reality.

Is Kamala Harris anti-Catholic?

By Thomas Reese — September 10, 2020

(RNS) — It is important to distinguish anti-Catholicism from anti-clericalism.

Video from priest says Catholics who vote for Democrats will go to hell. One bishop approves this message.

By Bob Smietana — September 6, 2020

(RNS) — A Texas bishop has endorsed a video that claims Catholics who vote Democratic will go to hell.

Trump or Biden? What’s a Catholic voter to do?

By Thomas Reese — August 27, 2020

(RNS) — In order to be totally in line with Catholic social teachings, you would have to be a pro-life liberal Democrat. These unicorns have a hard time winning elections.

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. 

Survey: Most Americans aren’t comfortable going back to religious services

By Yonat Shimron — June 23, 2020

(RNS) — The only religious group comfortable with church reopenings was white evangelicals — strong partisan supporters of the Republican Party and President Donald Trump.

Is Trump killing his supporters?

By Thomas Reese — April 2, 2020

(RNS) — Data from the Pew Research Center indicates that Republicans may have risked their lives because they trusted the president’s views on the pandemic.

Memo to Democrats: Forget the purity game!

By Jeffrey Salkin — February 18, 2020

(RNS) — The Democratic Party needs to heed Leonard Cohen’s warning: ‘Forget your perfect (political) offering.’

The Focolare have two words for our broken political dialogue: Jesus forsaken

By Charles C. Camosy — January 31, 2020

(RNS) — The lay Catholic group teaches a model of dialogue that urges us to Christ-like suffering as a bridge to those with opposing views.

Dear Democrats: Four religion requests from non-religious Americans

By Hemant Mehta — December 13, 2019

(RNS) — While by no means our only matter of concern, toning down talk of faith in politics would show some respect to what is rapidly becoming the largest ‘religious’ group in the country.

At LGBTQ forum, Democratic candidates talk God — a lot

By Jack Jenkins — October 11, 2019

“There are a lot of people in the LGBTQ community that are also people of faith. They’re religious. They believe,” said Julián Castro.

For many religious Americans, the word ‘liberal’ has become taboo

By Ryan Burge — September 11, 2019

(RNS) — If you went to a church on a random Sunday morning in 1974 and grabbed 20 white parishioners, 11 would have been Democrats. Today, four would be Democrats. And those Democrats would outnumber the politically liberal churchgoers by a 2-1 ratio.

At first Muslim presidential forum, Sanders reaps adoration of ISNA attendees

By Aysha Khan — September 1, 2019

(RNS) — At the Islamic Society of North America’s first-ever presidential forum, both Sanders and Julián Castro underscored the need to build solidarity between communities to turn the tide against President Trump in 2020. 

Just like political parties, religious groups see their rivals as extremists

By Ryan Burge — August 9, 2019

(RNS) — White evangelicals and atheists sum up the political landscape the same way: “My party is moderate and sensible, while the other party is filled with extremists.”

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