(RNS) — Any independent who wants to peel voters from the major parties in decent numbers should focus on religious voters who are economically progressive and socially conservative.
When was the last time we saw a Democrat actively court religious leaders—not merely in a calculated way to achieve a political end, but because he or she sincerely tied that political end to sacred principles?
OKLAHOMA CITY (RNS) — Lankford's emphasis on kindness and civility has kept him from fully embracing President Trump or the anger-fueled movement that propelled him into the White House.
(RNS) A majority of Americans overall (59 percent) see religion as a positive, compared to 26 percent who say it has a negative impact on the way things are going in the U.S., according to Pew.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — During the past year, the Khans say they have heard rising fears from Muslim friends and family members, especially children.
(RNS) Without moral clarity and leadership on substantive issues that matter deeply to African-Americans and other minorities, the SBC’s awakened conscience will start to ring hollow.
WASHINGTON (RNS) He drew applause with pledges upholding the sanctity of life and marriage as “the building block of happiness and success." But some remain skeptical of the presumptive Republican nominee.
When will this hardline fever break so our politics can deal with the world’s real complexities?
"I’ve been concerned for Liberty University for a couple of months now, and I’ve held my tongue,” Mark DeMoss said on Super Tuesday.
This long-standing conflict has created many tragedies, and someone running for president should recognize all of them.
(RNS) But Democrats say the Iran nuclear deal is no litmus test on support for Israel, and that they will continue to reap the lion's share of Jewish votes.
Estimates suggest there were as many as 17 million "missing" evangelical voters in 2012, but some political analysts question whether the potential number is that high.
(Reuters) Republican Jeb Bush said that he does not believe the U.S. Constitution grants a right to gay marriage as the Supreme Court ponders that very question ahead of a landmark ruling expected next month.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Compared with secular ideologies and other churches’ political pronouncements, Catholic social teaching offers the most comprehensively and authentically “Christian” ethic.
So far, so good for Jeb Bush. He seems to be winning over the born-again base of the GOP.