(RNS) Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton announced Tim Kaine, the junior Democratic senator from Virginia and former governor of that state, as her vice presidential running mate Friday (July 22). Kaine, a Roman Catholic, will appear with Clinton, a Methodist, at next week’s Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Here are five faith facts about […]
National Geographic Channel has picked up “The Story of God with Morgan Freeman” for a second season, Variety has learned. The Emmy-nominated series will get another three episodes, premiering in early 2017, to probe topics like, “Is there a Chosen One?” and whether one can find proof of a singular deity. “I had quite a […]
“and He made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined their appointed times and the boundaries of their habitation, that thy would seek God, if perhaps they might grope for Him, though He is not far from each one of us; for in Him […]
WASHINGTON (RNS) Evangelical Christians converged on the nation’s capital for a prayer rally on one of the hottest days of the summer.With the nation reeling from recent shootings and shocked by news of a terrorist attack in France and an attempted coup in Turkey, speakers at “Together 2016” cited the global events from the stage […]
The media was buzzing this week with news from Pew Research that 78 percent of white ‘evangelicals’ plan to vote for Donald Trump this fall. (It is not clear whether the addition of Mike Pence as his running mate will help or hurt, since Pence is by all accounts an evangelical himself, but he caved […]
Reaction to the truck attack in Nice, France, that left 84 dead and many more injured Thursday night followed a now familiar script on Friday, with calls for prayers, promises to root out terrorism and a proposal to conduct religious tests on U.S. citizens to find terrorist sympathizers.
As politicians debate restroom access, employment protection, insurance coverage, and military service for transgender people, questions of morality have emerged.
(RNS) Cardinal Wilfrid Napier, who rejected calls for the Catholic Church to apologize to gay people, tweeted about the number of abortions in the U.S. and added: “Isn’t this something we should be apologizing for?” Source: South African cardinal calls US abortion rate ‘a genocide’ for blacks | Religion News Service
Last week Reverend Rob Schenck, an evangelical Christian, published a morally confusing, anti-firearm piece in the Washington Post, in which he claimed that one can’t be both pro-life and pro-gun at the same time. Specifically, the tenor of the piece took the position that Christians can’t be pro-life if they’re pro-gun. For starters, Schenck’s position — that […]
Last week the New York Times ran an article discussing the trepidation some Evangelical Christians face when it comes to the Black Lives Matter Movement. It notes that religious support for Black Lives Matter generally lies with Christians and denominations that are more progressive, like the United Church of Christ, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and […]