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Russell Moore, Justin Giboney warn that conspiracies must be confronted with truth

By Adelle M. Banks — January 8, 2021

(RNS) — Both urged religious people to rise above the rhetoric that helped lead to the riot at the Capitol.

Black faith leaders call for nonviolent resistance, strikes if Trump refuses election results

By Alejandra Molina — November 2, 2020

(RNS) — The faith leaders and activists are urging rural, white, Black and Latino Democrats, Republicans and independents to ‘uphold democracy.’

Why Trump, the prosperity gospel president, can’t be honest about COVID-19

By Bob Smietana — October 5, 2020

(RNS) — Trump thinks repeating positive thoughts about his health, wealth or political situation will cause everything to turn out for the best.

Jerry Falwell Jr. needs to go, say Liberty University alumni and Christian pastors

By Yonat Shimron — August 14, 2020

(RNS) — The behavior of Liberty University’s leader is inexcusable in a president of a Christian university, church pastors and alumni say.

Trump is a ‘big egotistical loser’ says Christian finance expert in stimulus Twitter rant

By Bob Smietana — March 28, 2020

(RNS) —  Prosperity preacher and financial expert Michael Chitwood launched a profane critique of the stimulus package on Twitter.

Just like political parties, religious groups see their rivals as extremists

By Ryan Burge — August 9, 2019

(RNS) — White evangelicals and atheists sum up the political landscape the same way: “My party is moderate and sensible, while the other party is filled with extremists.”

Leaders of religious right balk at labeling Trump a racist

By David Crary — August 1, 2019

While some faith leaders have rebuked President Donald Trumps for a series of tweets they find offensive, his religious right supports claim the president’s remarks are not racist and show his tough leadership style.

Why politics may kill white churches

By Ryan Burge — May 29, 2019

(RNS) — If young people are the future of the church, it’s hard to see how both white Catholics and white evangelicals can effectively reach out to the younger generations when their politics become further and further polarized.

No love lost between Jews and Trump? Here’s why.

By Jeffrey Salkin — May 27, 2019

This is a political reckoning for American Jews.

Why a $45 Trump prayer coin is no joke

By Bob Smietana — May 17, 2019

(RNS) — A charismatic preacher named Lance Wallnau appeared on the program of disgraced televangelist Jim Bakker to hawk a Donald Trump/King Cyrus gold coin. He claimed that the coin can be used as a ‘point of contact’ between Christians and God as they pray for the re-election of Trump in 2020. It is no joke — as some charismatic Christians see Trump as a divinely appointed figure.

Trump inauguration Bible heads to museum

By RNS staff — March 16, 2018

(RNS) — It was given to him by his mother when he was a child.

A Buddhist psychiatrist’s advice on facing trauma, troubles and Trump: Let it go

By Cathy Lynn Grossman — January 12, 2018

(RNS) — ‘Buddhism has been called the most psychological of the world’s religions and the most spiritual of the world’s psychologies,’ says Mark Epstein.

Defense wants rural Trump voters in jury pool for Kansas bomb case

By Cathy Lynn Grossman — January 4, 2018

(AP) Attorneys for the accused, charged with plotting to bomb Muslims in rural southwest Kansas, say Trump voters there have a ‘different belief system’ than potential jurors who live near urban Wichita.

Gunman opens fire on Cairo church; shootout kills at least 9

By Cathy Lynn Grossman — December 29, 2017

(AP) Egypt’s Christian minority has been targeted by Islamic militants in a series of attacks since December 2016 that left more than 100 dead and scores wounded.

Was Trump right about Jerusalem?

By Jeffrey Salkin — December 19, 2017

What was that thing about a broken clock? Does it apply to Donald Trump?

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