(AP) — For many evangelicals, fiery Alabama politician and judge Roy Moore has been a longtime hero. Others have sometimes cringed at his heated rhetoric and bellicose style.
NAIROBI (RNS) — Religion has long figured prominently into Kenyan politics. But the great lengths presidential candidates and their supporters have gone to to connect themselves to the Bible and its heroes in the lead-up to this month's presidential election have disturbed many religious leaders and scholars.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — At the opening prayer in Congress Wednesday, a North Carolina imam delivered a message: human diversity is God-given.
(RNS) — The evangelicalism that nurtured me in my early years wasn’t — strictly speaking — 'apolitical.' Rather, the pattern was a political 'quietism. Support the basic patterns of the political status quo. Be good citizens. Be proud of what your country has traditionally stood for.
(RNS) — The Trump White House sent invitations directly to individual rabbis and other lay leaders. Several Orthodox Jewish leaders are expected to participate in the Friday call.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — Here are some of the key issues for evangelicals and related actions by the Trump administration.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — Here’s a list of some of the key evangelical leaders who advise the Trump administration.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — RNS interviews with key participants suggest that a cadre of conservative Christian religious leaders has the ear of the politically powerful on matters of national priority.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Spicer, who is Roman Catholic, had been left off a list of White House officials who had the chance to meet with Francis in May when President Trump visited the Vatican.
(RNS) — Since in the bishops’ minds this marriage never took place, it may be easy for them to quietly climb out of bed and disappear into the night. They have gotten most of what they wanted out of the liaison; it is time to move on before it is too late.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — The two-term governor and former senator helped sponsor legislation creating the office he might lead.
(AP) — The Rev. Antonio Spadaro, editor of the influential Jesuit journal La Civilta Cattolica, said a shared desire for political influence between 'evangelical fundamentalists' and some Catholics has inspired an 'ecumenism of conflict' that demonizes opponents and promotes a 'theocratic type of state.'
WASHINGTON (RNS) — Protestors said they want McConnell know it's immoral to cut Medicaid because it helps many children, seniors, and disabled persons.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — A leader who attended a daylong meeting that featured the impromptu gathering with the president said the events were 'not at all' related to Russia.
(RNS) After some debate, the denomination declined to take up a resolution condemning the 'alt-right movement,' whose members include white nationalists.