(RNS) — In a takeoff aimed at promises to restore America, Trump becomes the Anti-Reagan.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Invoking the alliance between President Ronald Reagan and St. John Paul II, the secretary of state and Vatican officials stressed religious freedom and other issues on which the current president and pope agree.
(RNS) — Abortion politics thawed relations between conservative Catholics and Protestants and indirectly strengthened religious freedom in the United States.
(RNS) — The president's vision of America, inspired by the Sermon on the Mount, was not a mere rhetorical, or political, device. It was rooted in his own religious identity.
(The Conversation) — At at time when hypernationalism and xenophobia are increasing in the world, Jimmy Carter's speech — a theological meditation that cautioned against excess, offers a counterexample.
(RNS) It’s not a requirement for the country’s commander in chief to take the oath of office using a Bible, but it’s a presidential inauguration tradition started by George Washington.
For faithful Christian witness regardless of circumstances and with a more humble reading of God's actions in history.
(RNS) The decades-old critique of Norman Vincent Peale has never gotten it quite right.
Its essence, not its ideological superstructure.
(RNS) We need to consider something similar to the 1980s protests for the freedom of Soviet Jews, for Christians and other religious minorities that are now being persecuted around the world.
(RNS) President Obama might not be the "member of the tribe" he has proclaimed that he is, but that doesn't mean he's anti-Israel or anti-Semitic. It's time for Jews to lay off the vitriol.
Some Jews like to dislike President Obama. They're allowed. But, at least be fair to him.
(RNS) There are certain speeches, songs, books, letters, laws, and axioms that Americans appreciate enough to argue about, says religion scholar Stephen Prothero. By Daniel Burke.