"There are a lot of people in the LGBTQ community that are also people of faith. They’re religious. They believe,” said Julián Castro.
(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.
(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.
(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.”
(RNS) — Unless we build bridges and trust, neither the church nor America has much of a future.
This is a political reckoning for American Jews.
"Fool me once," my late father said, "shame on you. Fool me twice -- shame on me." Attention, Rep. Omar.
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats on Wednesday postponed indefinitely a vote on a resolution condemning anti-Semitism after a contentious meeting in which some new members confronted leaders over their push to rebuke Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Provocative comments from Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota have thrust the Democrats into an uncomfortable debate over Israel policy.
(RNS) — Anyone who proclaims a consistent life ethic by opposing war, capital punishment and abortion while affirming migration, health care and social spending is going to be politically homeless in America.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — Democrats who oppose abortion while also holding progressive views find their position increasingly tenuous in today’s polarized political climate.
(RNS) Politicians must respect Hispanics' wide-ranging differences and speak to each community with distinction. Anything less is ignorance, and it might even be racism.
(RNS) Leaked emails aren't anti-Catholic and neither is Hillary Clinton. But spreading such charges goes against canon law, and is more about politics than the faith.
(RNS) I invite Sister Campbell to join the movement that is consistently on the side of the most vulnerable and those without privilege.
(RNS) Carl Anderson, a former Republican official and head of the influential Catholic society, told some 100 bishops: “It is time to stop creating excuses for voting for pro-abortion politicians.”