(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?
(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.
(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.
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.
Fewer people living with faith. More people dying for faith. A sacred paradox.
(RNS) — The current crop of Democratic White House contenders can learn from how Senators Kennedy and Obama handled their very different faith-based crises.
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.'
Welcome to the new Jewish denomination: Jews by surprise.
(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.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (RNS) — Almost three-quarters of Trump voters said Islam is a threat, compared with 18 percent of those who voted for Hillary Clinton.
(RNS) — 'She’s a good Methodist. Methodists don’t talk about their faith very much. She doesn’t wear her religion on her sleeve, but I know that she practices it and she has spiritual disciplines, including reading the Scriptures every day and praying every day,' said Shillady.
(RNS) — 'Today, far too many evangelical Christians are tools of the Trump presidency,' Peter Wehner writes in a commentary.
NEW YORK (UMNS) A group of United Methodist clergywomen created #wepraywithher to join a larger devotional project for the U.S. presidential candidate and honor women who have broken glass ceilings for them.
(RNS) "After 30 years attempting to advocate for a particular kind of American public life," writes David Gushee, "I feel a deep sense of powerlessness in relation to where our culture and politics are going."
Both conservatives and liberals have made social media an intolerable place for me to be. In the last month I've drastically reduced the time I spend on Facebook and Twitter, and it has been a life-nourishing spiritual practice.