(RNS) — Christian leaders across theological and political divides are kicking off an initiative called 'Golden Rule 2020: A Call for Dignity and Respect in Politics,' hoping the next 365 days won’t be a repeat of 2016’s divisive election season.
(AP) — While the country's Jewish majority is largely secular, parties representing the ultra-Orthodox minority have traditionally wielded considerable political power.
(The Conversation) — Modi's win is also a victory for Hindutva, an ideology that states that India is the homeland of the Hindus. According to believers, those who profess other faiths can live in the country only at the sufferance of Hindus.
JERUSALEM (RNS) — A fight over nightclub closures on the sabbath represents a larger tug-of-war over whose values will prevail — the ultra-Orthodox Jews' or those of their more mainstream Jewish neighbors.
(RNS) — Muslim women were elected to Congress for the first time. And for the first time in memory an incumbent senator mentioned the upcoming Hindu holiday of Diwali in an acceptance speech.
(RNS) — Trumpism is now business as usual for white evangelicalism, and white evangelical politics are inseparable from Trump's.
(RNS) — This year’s heated midterm contests appear to have sparked unusually robust efforts by faith-based organizations to galvanize supporters and move the political needle.
SPOKANE — A quiet race for a legislative seat in Washington state was thrust into the spotlight after a document outlining the biblical reason for war, written by incumbent Matt Shea, was leaked on Facebook.
(The Conversation) — The influence of white evangelicals on American politics is well known. More than 80 percent supported Donald Trump in the 2016 election. But two of the fastest-growing ...
WASHINGTON (RNS) — Representatives of the Progressive National Baptist Convention spoke Tuesday at the National Press Club about the need to address race and spirituality amid the get-out-the-vote drives.
(RNS) — It started with some nuns on a bus. Now, with midterm elections coming, two more faith-based organizations are hitting the road to get out the evangelical Christian vote.
(RNS) — Evangelical conservative Christians may find themselves in a quandary this year, championing an administration that shares their public policy goals but may fall short of their private values.
(RNS) — With their two primary wins, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan have made history not only for their faith but also their gender.
DETROIT (AP) — Former Michigan state Rep. Rashida Tlaib won the Democratic nomination to run unopposed for the House seat long held by former Rep. John Conyers, setting her up to become the first Muslim woman elected to Congress.
(RNS) — The idea that Roy Moore lost Alabama's Senate election because white evangelicals were unwilling to vote for a flawed judge accused of sexual misconduct is not borne out by exit polls.