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Americans are as divided as ever, and religion is the wedge

By Mark Silk — July 2, 2021
That's a critical take-away from the latest report from the Pew Research Center.

‘If you have eyes, plagiarize’: When borrowing a sermon goes too far

By Bob Smietana — April 27, 2021
(RNS) — Preachers love to borrow from each other, but the practice can sometimes lead to plagiarism.

‘Daughters of Kobani’ tells story of all-women Kurdish combat units who fought IS

By Joseph Hammond — February 16, 2021
(RNS) — 'This was a movement with religious freedom and multiethnic governance with women at the center,' said the book's author, Gayle Tzemach Lemmon.

Abortion over immigration: Trump’s pro-life policies remain paramount for many Latino Catholics

By Alejandra Molina — August 24, 2020
(RNS) — Though fewer than a quarter of Latino Catholics voted for Trump in 2016, the Pew Research Center found that one-third of them backs him now. 

COVID-19 costs President Trump support among Catholics

By Thomas Reese — June 16, 2020
(RNS) — Though their influence has been waning in recent cycles, keep an eye on Catholic voters if you want to know what will happen in November.

Democrats ignore Catholic voters at their own peril

By Thomas Reese — March 3, 2020
(RNS) — With Catholics almost evenly split between Republicans and Democrats, they may be the key to those prized swing states that can determine the outcome in November.

Do the Democrats have a religion problem?

By Mark Silk — October 31, 2019
(RNS) — With the rise of the religiously unaffiliated, the God gap matters less and less. Will the Democrats find a way to strike a new spiritual chord on the environment?

Mourning Elijah Cummings, preachers and presidents recall a man of faith

By Jack Jenkins — October 25, 2019
(RNS) — 'Elijah has brought power to church,' said Bishop Walter Thomas, Elijah Cummings' pastor. Thomas was one of many who recounted the steadfast Christian faith of Cummings in the wake of his death.

Why Joe Biden, blue-collar Catholic icon, may not be enough for the Dems to win

By Ryan Burge — October 22, 2019
(RNS) — Donald Trump has retained his support among the white Catholics who make up 75% of the church and may actually be gaining some ground among nonwhite Catholics.

Eric Metaxas on Trump, Bonhoeffer, and the future of America

By Bob Smietana — September 27, 2019
LAS VEGAS (RNS) — The once-genial Christian author who penned 'Lyle the Kindly Viking' has become a full-throated supporter of the president and critic of the liberal forces he believes pose a threat to American culture.

Is there a war against Christianity?

By Jeffrey Salkin — April 24, 2019
Fewer people living with faith. More people dying for faith. A sacred paradox.

What every Democratic presidential candidate needs to know about religious voters

By Michael McCurry, Shaun Casey — April 9, 2019
(RNS) — The current crop of Democratic White House contenders can learn from how Senators Kennedy and Obama handled their very different faith-based crises.

All-star funeral for Franklin begins with prayers, songs

By Yonat Shimron — August 31, 2018
DETROIT (AP) — Ariana Grande sang one of the Queen of Soul's biggest hits, '(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,' and Faith Hill performed 'What a Friend We Have in Jesus.'

Mazal tov, Paul Ryan?

By Jeffrey Salkin — August 2, 2018
Welcome to the new Jewish denomination: Jews by surprise.

Report: Hillary Clinton protected faith adviser accused of sexual harassment in 2008

By Jessica Estepa — January 26, 2018
(USA Today) — The New York Times reported that Burns Strider, Clinton's faith adviser at the time, was accused of harassing a 30-year-old woman who shared an office with him.
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