By their tweets you will know them: The Democrats’ continuing God gap
(RNS) — If they want to win back the White House, Democrats need to reach Christian voters. At least on social media, Democratic candidates are failing to do so.
Tulsi Gabbard’s 2020 bid raises questions about Hindu political ties
(RNS) — As Gabbard readies to launch her presidential race in early February, her connection to Indian Hindu political leaders is turning out to be one of her biggest obstacles.
Mr. President, leave your Bibles at home
(RNS) It’s the constitutionally mandated oath of office, not the pair of historic Bibles, that is both necessary and sufficient for President Obama to begin his second term. Linking that oath to any religious text does not add to its efficacy. By A. James Rudin.
New Congress more religiously diverse, less Protestant
(RNS) Three Buddhists, a Hindu and a “none” will walk into the 113th Congress, and it’s no joke. Rather, it’s a series of “firsts” that reflect the growing religious diversity of the country. By David Gibson.