(RNS) — It won’t be in spite of authoritarian bluster that many white Christians support Donald Trump. It will be because of it.
After calling for governors to call out the National Guard, President Trump walked to St. John's church, where a fire had been set during unrest. Before the president left the White House, law enforcement broke up a peaceful protest with tear gas.
WASHINGTON (AP) — After refusing for weeks to release reopening guidance for churches, the Trump administration on Thursday abruptly changed course — with the president saying he had instructed health officials to put the advice out.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — A senior Trump administration House official said faith communities ‘may not be able to physically gather for the foreseeable future.’
(RNS) — The statement follows a report from the Southern Poverty Law Center that revealed emails Miller sent to the conservative website Breitbart before he worked at the White House.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — Trump used the occasion to tick off new and old efforts he said he has pursued to enhance religious liberty for Americans.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — The White House says its administration 'continues to engage hundreds of faith leaders on various issues that directly impact their communities,’ but some say they’re not in that number.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — Sent 10 days before the start of Rosh Hashanah, an invite to an already controversial call to celebrate the Jewish holidays may draw only the Trump administration's closest allies in the Jewish community.
(RNS) — Normally, when Trump’s evangelical fan club enjoys the perks of presidential access, it hardly merits mention because its unfolding is so predictable. This time, it backfired.
(RNS) — The cost of a White House dinner celebrating evangelical Christian leadership may be silence on the plight of persecuted Christians and other religious minorities around the world.
(RNS) — The religious freedom advocates at the State Department’s ministerial this week need to say plainly that Trumpism and international religious freedom contradict each other in ways we cannot ignore.
(RNS) — Muslim Americans should rise above bitterness against Trump and exercise this opportunity to communicate clearly what our vision is for a better America and a better world. That is what Ramadan is all about.
(RNS) — I applaud the broad outline of President Trump’s faith initiative. Better late than never. But implementation will be key. This has to be done right.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — 'We take this step because we know that in solving the many, many problems and our great challenges, faith is more powerful than government and nothing is more powerful than God,' he said in a Rose Garden ceremony.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — The president plans to sign the order in a Rose Garden ceremony Thursday (May 3) that is expected to be attended by members of his Cabinet and some 200 representatives of religious groups.