Many churches propped up white supremacist beliefs through pulpit rhetoric and segregationist policies.
Race and religion have intertwined since the earliest days of the US. Critical race theory can explore how white supremacy has operated through religious establishments.
Many of the organizations helping refugees resettle are faith-based groups.
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Faith-based organizations have been central partners in resettling refugees in the United States. But there are signs that support may be waning.
Megachurches can be megarich.
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Megachurches and the men who lead them can be superrich. So why don’t the IRS and local authorities see a cent in taxes? A scholar explains.
Members of Christ Church in Moscow, Idaho, protest an order to either socially distance or wear a face mask in public.
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A controversial pastor is aiming to convert a town of 25,000 people as part of grand expansion plans. A scholar says the congregation’s influence is growing.
Christian nationalists are pushing for ‘In God We Trust’ to be omnipresent.
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‘In God We Trust’ became the national motto of the US on July 30, 1956. Since then, it has been used to forward a conservative Christian agenda.
Young evangelical Christians are facing a dilemma whether to follow in the footsteps of their parents or pursue other choices.
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Disaffected young evangelicals and those who left the church describe an out-of-touch institution not in line with their political beliefs, a scholar found
A diminished voice in the union?
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Northern Ireland’s Orange Order will take to the streets on July 12 to commemorate a Protestant military victory. A scholar explains why this year the risk of unrest is heightened.
The Vatican has warned U.S. bishops not to deny Communion to President Biden.
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A debate over whether President Biden’s views on abortion disqualify him from taking Communion serves to expose a rift between US bishops and the pope, and is a threat to the church itself.
Above the Tennessee State Capitol, only skies. In it, any atheists?
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Anti-atheism is ingrained in American politics. A refusal to remove outdated language from state Constitutions perpetuates this prejudice.
Yes, religion plays a more prominent role in political life in Australia than it once did – but it’s not just because of the prime minister’s faith.
Church closures were among the most contested measures brought in to fight COVID-19.
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Public health officials and religious conservatives fought over church closures. Data now shows that those who attended worship more frequently in the pandemic reported higher rates of the virus.
President Joe Biden’s progressive values jar with the conservatism of some Catholic bishops.
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Communion is the central act of Catholic worship. So why are some US bishops trying to stop President Joe Biden – a devout Catholic – from partaking?
The storm over the construction of the grand mosque in Strasbourg has been long brewing.
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Strasbourg officials are within their right to allow public funds to be used to build what may be the largest mosque in Europe. But that hasn’t stopped the backlash
Justices Amy Coney Barrett, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh have bolstered the conservative wing of the Supreme Court.
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Conservative justices are redefining religious freedom to mean the protection of individuals or groups to practice their faith as they see fit, argues a constitutional law expert.
White evangelicals continued to back Trump in 2020 in significant numbers.
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Trump saw a decline in support among atheists, agnostics and voters not affiliated with any religion in the 2020 election.
The Bible contains many stories of migration, including that of Joseph, Mary and Jesus.
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Many within the political left and right draw on the Bible to inform their views on immigration, but neglect to take into account how foreigners were treated under the Roman Empire during the time of Jesus.
The big question looming over QAnon: What happens after March 4?
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Donald Trump didn’t make a triumphant return on Jan. 20 and is unlikely to on March 4. How a 19th-century religion dealt with a similar disappointment may give clues on how QAnon supporters may react.
Trumpeting the past? The Bible has conflicting narratives over the conquest of Canaan.
The New York Times’ 1619 project and Donald Trump’s 1776 Commission had very different interpretations of US history. Similarly, the Bible has more than one narrative.
President Joe Biden called for faith in these ‘dark, dark times’ at the National Prayer Breakfast.
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Joe Biden used the National Prayer Breakfast to call for unity amid ‘dark, dark times.’ The event has been attended by every president since Dwight Eisenhower in 1953.
Not flagging, merely changing stripes.
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The number of self-described evangelicals as a share of US population has held steady for the past decade. What is different is that they appear to identify less with church and more with politics.