[T]his form of pastoral malpractice does immeasurable damage to individuals, institutions and faith communities.
Opinion: Communion should be personal, not political
by: Paul O’DonnellOct. 31, 2019 (RNS) — Joe Biden is a proud Catholic. He carries a rosary to remember his late son Beau, and as recent headlines show, he attendsRead More
The basis for this conventional wisdom is what came to be known in the early 2000s as the God gap.
Opinion: Do the Democrats have a religion problem?
by: Mark Silk Oct. 31, 2019 (RNS) — For the past couple of decades, the question, “Do the Democrats have a religion problem?” has seemed to answer itself. Of courseRead More
Put another way, people aren’t leaving faith, but they are actively leaving Christianity.
Opinion: Christianity as we know it is dying. Let’s welcome the new life ahead.
by: Amy Butler Oct. 30, 2019 (RNS) — In a recent study, Pew reported that 26% of Americans now self-identify as religiously unaffiliated, up from 17% just 10 years ago.Read More
Trump beat Clinton by 25 points among rural white Catholics in Pennsylvania.
Opinion: Why Joe Biden, blue-collar Catholic icon, may not be enough for the Dems to win
by: Ryan Burge Oct. 22, 2019 (RNS) — It’s long been established that Donald Trump is supported by a tremendous share of white evangelical Protestants, and a poll from JulyRead More
This week SBC adherents watched in (near) terror as prominent Southern Baptist pastors... tweeted their approval...
Opinion: Trump-drunk tweets touting Paula White book reshape what we expect of SBC pastors
by: Costi W. Hinn Oct. 18, 2019 (RNS) — Once upon a time, evangelical leaders in the Southern Baptist Convention (and beyond) were an unwavering group. Touting the authority ofRead More
Do they continue to try to court the rapidly growing group of religiously unaffiliated Americans...
RNS Opinion: Democratic Party is at an inflection point when it comes to courting religious voters
by: Ryan Burge Oct. 1, 2019 (RNS) — A few weeks ago the Democratic National Committee passed a resolution regarding the religiously unaffiliated. In it, the committee contends that “the religiouslyRead More
New book by Jim Wallis
RNS Opinion: How we can use the current crisis in politics and Christianity to reclaim Jesus
by: Jim Wallis Sept. 30, 2019 (RNS) — I remember a breakfast conversation with a member of Congress in Washington, DC, in 2017 about the relationship between faith and politics.Read More