The poll, conducted after the California shooting, shows 51 percent of Americans -- including 60 percent of Democrats but only 30 percent of Republicans -- view Muslims in the U.S. the same as any other community,
If we can't condemn Islam for Muslim terrorists, why condemn Christians? asks Jonah Goldberg.
WASHINGTON - All the donors appear to have ties to a Turkish religious movement named for its founder, Fethullah Gülen, which has been accused by the Turkish government of attempting a coup in that country.
A close look at nones suggests two things: So far, they haven't changed U.S. religious politics very much, but in time they are going to change them profoundly.
(RNS) Many of the nation’s smaller religious groups are more proportionally represented in the 114th Congress that is to be sworn in on Tuesday.
(RNS) It’s the Catholic sisters versus the Koch brothers. That’s one way to look at the upcoming tour of the “Nuns of the Bus” crew, which hits the road next week for the third time in three years, a monthlong trip though 10 key Senate battleground states to campaign against the influence of outside money on politics.
(RNS) In yet another sign of polarized society, 49 percent would be unhappy with an unbeliever joining the family.
(RNS) The departure of a high-ranking lobbyist after an embezzlement scandal has the secular community in disarray before its biggest event of the year.
(RNS) House Republicans have voted 40 times to repeal Obamacare, so observers see little hope of passing a bill to fix a gap in health care reform that poses problems for clergy in church insurance plans.
(RNS) Why would Republicans hire the former party chairman in South Carolina to lead engagement to evangelicals, a group that for a generation or more has been the reliable anchor of the party faithful? Here are four reasons.
(RNS) A public watchdog group is charging the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops with openly politicking on behalf of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and wants the Internal Revenue Service to explore revoking the hierarchy’s tax-exempt status. By David Gibson.
SALT LAKE CITY (RNS) All those stories about Mitt Romney's White House bid and his Mormon faith educated millions of observant Americans about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Still, some “understandings” remain misunderstandings — and many views of the religion continue to be skewed, exaggerated or flat-out wrong. Here are 12 persistent myths about Mormonism. By Peggy Fletcher Stack.
(RNS) A number of Roman Catholic bishops are making forceful appeals to their flock to vote next Tuesday, and their exhortations are increasingly sounding like clear calls to support Republican challenger Mitt Romney. By David Gibson.
(RNS) Breaking a longstanding personal pledge, Southern Baptist leader Richard Land has endorsed GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, saying next week's election is the most important since Abraham Lincoln's win in 1860 and he can no longer stay silent. By David Gibson
(RNS) About 300 churches are preparing for a new tradition: Election Day Communion, when people of every political stripe will leave their respective partisan bunkers and line up side by side to receive the sacrament on Election Day. By G. Jeffrey MacDonald.