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‘Purpose over politics’ at the National Prayer Breakfast

By Jerry Pattengale — February 9, 2018

WASHINGTON (RNS) — In its 66th year, the event was a reminder that the dream needs to be stronger than the struggle.

Trump at prayer breakfast says US ‘strengthened by the power of prayer’

By Adelle M. Banks — February 8, 2018

WASHINGTON (RNS) — Trump also praised first responders, tireless teachers and hard-working parents in a shift from his speech to the annual event last year, in which he boasted of his reality show ratings and vowed to ‘totally destroy’ the Johnson Amendment.

Amid partisan din, Sen. James Lankford walks a fine line: Pastor and politician

By Bobby Ross Jr. — July 11, 2017

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.

Who is pro-life — really?

By Jeffrey Salkin — June 16, 2017

Why do we “need” semiautomatic assault rifles? Isn’t “dead” enough?

Lawmakers, religious leaders pray for victims of congressional baseball shooting

By Madeleine Buckley — June 14, 2017

WASHINGTON (RNS) In the wake of the shooting at a GOP congressional baseball practice, the Democratic baseball team and various church officials prayed for the victims, including Catholic congressman Steve Scalise.

The ’Splainer: What is the Free Speech Fairness Act?

By Kimberly Winston — February 6, 2017

(RNS) Legislation introduced in Congress aims to ‘restore’ religious liberty in the pulpit. Will it? Let us ‘Splain …

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