Tag : Religion and Politics
Serene Jones title : 'Religious Left' Surfaces as US Political Power, Prompted by Trump Presidency
summary : Rev. Serene Jones, president of New York's Union Theological Seminary, said monthly lectures on social justice are drawing crowds three times the size they did prior to the election of Donald Trump as U.S. president.
date : Mar 28, 2017 10:56 AM EDT
Russell Moore title : Baptist Leaders Russell Moore, Frank Page Move Past Trump Controversy
summary : Two Southern Baptist leaders, one who is an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump, met this week and ended up planning how to create stronger bonds within the Protestant church network amidst public murmurs the meeting was really about the "critic's" job being at risk.
date : Mar 16, 2017 11:30 AM EDT
115th Congress title : Faith-Based Politics: How Many US Politicians Truly Believe in Christianity and in What Form?
summary : Pew Research Center on Religion and Public Life staffers released a new study that indicates one of two vastly different realities: either "a profound theological dissonance" exists between American people and those they elect as their representatives in Congress, or "a great number of those representatives lie to people who take surveys," proposes Charles P. Pierce, lead political blogger for Esquire.
date : Jan 05, 2017 02:03 PM EST
Basuki Tjahaja Purnama title : Christian Governor of Jakarta Denies Insulting Islam in Indonesia, Faces Prison: Trial Update
summary : Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, the Christian governor of Jakarta in Indonesia, denied insulting Islam in the first day of a trial in which he is blamed of blasphemy. As a non-Muslim governor of the capital of Indonesia, Purnama was accused of misusing a Qur'anic verse to gain votes during his pre-election campaign -- a verse that suggests Muslims should not be ruled by non-Muslims. His case is being perceived as a test of religious liberty in Indonesia, which is about 87 percent Islamic and home to 12.7 percent of the world's Muslims.
date : Dec 13, 2016 03:12 PM EST
Maria Bartiromo and Robert Jeffress title : Donald Trump, Pope Francis Spat Over Christianity Simmers Down but Pastor Robert Jeffress Joins In
summary : A surprise, public spat that surfaced within the last 24 hours between Pope Francis and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump appears to be quickly de-escalating. When, on a papal plane ride back from Mexico to Italy with reporters, Pope Francis said Trump is "not Christian" if he wants to build a wall along the United States-Mexico border, Trump called the pontiff's comments about him "disgraceful." But by Thursday evening, the GOP front-runner was uncharacteristically backing off of the hot topic, saying he would meet with the Pope "anytime he wants."
date : Feb 19, 2016 07:46 PM EST
Barack Obama title : Obama Appoints Three To President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships
summary : A Methodist pastor, a Christian blogger and a United Church of Christ reverend were announced as intended appointees by U.S. President Barack Obama to the President's Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, according to a White House news release.
date : Feb 05, 2016 05:53 PM EST
title : Atheist Asks President Contenders About Faith Or Fact Decisions, Sets Off Interest in 'Conflict’ of God's, America's Laws
summary : With a noticeable emphasis on religious views during pre-caucus gatherings, some American voters are wondering exactly how the future U.S. president will make paramount decisions, proclaiming that God shouldn't play a role in politics, let alone in policy decisions affecting the entire population. One self-professed "out-of-the-closet atheist for the last year and a half," Justin Scott, who lives in Iowa, thought it was a perfect time to ask presidential hopefuls about how they envision making evidence- versus faith-based overall decisions that could prompt personal struggles.
date : Feb 01, 2016 12:34 PM EST