(RNS) — We can follow their example to stop supporting candidates who use faith as a means to consolidate power, influence or money.
(RNS) — As President Donald Trump addresses the National Prayer Breakfast, faithful voters across America are facing a values gut check, one that puts the president’s platitudes and inhumane policies into stark relief, writes Eva Kendrick.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — Speakers at the National Prayer Breakfast, which organizers said drew about 4,000 people, urged attendees to love their enemies and not allow contempt to divide the nation.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — 'I don’t like people who use faith for justification for doing that they know is wrong, nor do I like people who say 'I pray for you' when they know that is not so,' Trump said.
(RNS) — 'It is in this spirit of gratitude that we write you today, as young Christians, to implore you to engage the climate crisis with the full and faithful urgency that it requires,' the signers proclaim.
(RNS) — 'The Family' puts forward a false thesis based on anecdotal experience, from which it spins conspiracy theories about political power and international intrigue to fit a biased agenda.
(RNS) — Religion News Service interviews two men behind the new Netflix documentary series about a secretive Christian group whose members have shaped U.S. politics for more than 50 years.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — 'I will never let you down, I can say that — never,' Trump said to the attendees at the religious gathering.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — 'I’m only on my third time through reading the Bible, start to finish, in a year,' Sen. Chris Coons said.
(The Conversation) — In the 21st century, evangelical conservatives aren’t promoting their agenda by smuggling Bibles behind the Iron Curtain, but by harnessing Putin’s reputation as a leader in the resurgent global Right.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — A new Department of Justice affidavit alleges that a Russian national tried to exploit the National Prayer Breakfast as a back channel to American politicians. Evidence suggests Russian connections to the religious event run deep.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — In its 66th year, the event was a reminder that the dream needs to be stronger than the struggle.
(RNS) — He may not go to church much, but that doesn't mean there isn't plenty to write about the president and religion.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — Trump also praised first responders, tireless teachers and hard-working parents in a shift from his speech to the annual event last year, in which he boasted of his reality show ratings and vowed to 'totally destroy' the Johnson Amendment.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — Speakers repeatedly highlighted their surprise and delight over the noticeable contingent of evangelicals, a group often associated with a negative view of Islam.