What Americans believe about violence against the government
(RNS) — The relationship between partisanship and support for violence against government is clear. Church attendance does not appear to fuel the fire — nor tamp it down.
Witches to GOP: If you summon a demon, have a plan to banish it
(RNS) — The events of Jan. 6 prove without a doubt the GOP is incapable of controlling what it unleashed with Trump.
Survey: Most Americans aren’t comfortable going back to religious services
(RNS) — The only religious group comfortable with church reopenings was white evangelicals — strong partisan supporters of the Republican Party and President Donald Trump.
The Focolare have two words for our broken political dialogue: Jesus forsaken
(RNS) — The lay Catholic group teaches a model of dialogue that urges us to Christ-like suffering as a bridge to those with opposing views.
For many religious Americans, the word ‘liberal’ has become taboo
(RNS) — If you went to a church on a random Sunday morning in 1974 and grabbed 20 white parishioners, 11 would have been Democrats. Today, four would be Democrats. And those Democrats would outnumber the politically liberal churchgoers by a 2-1 ratio.
Just like political parties, religious groups see their rivals as extremists
(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.”
Oklahoma conservatives’ views on medical marijuana evolving
Their support for a medical marijuana measure on Tuesday’s ballot could ensure Oklahoma joins the growing list of states that have legalized some form of pot.
The tax bill: What happened to ‘family values’ and ‘pro-life’ principles?
(RNS) — To lavish gifts on the rich and corporations while demolishing any chance at a decent life for many other people who need help is cruel.