So far, we've seen little evidence of a repentant president,
Opinion: The president, the pandemic and the limits of positive thinking
by: Paul O’Donnell (Mark Mulder) March 30, 2020 (RNS) — It’s fair to say that President Trump makes a lot of dubious statements — more than 16,000 of them overRead More
I have spent a lot of time over the last three years thinking about the evangelical embrace of Trump.
Opinion: The problem with the ‘reluctant Trump’ vote
by: Paul O’DonnellFeb. 18, 2020 (RNS) — In a much-discussed piece published last week (Feb. 10) by the National Review, Andrew Walker, an ethicist at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, challengesRead More
Senator Mitt Romney declared his faith compelled him to believe the president was guilty of an impeachable crime.
Impeachment leads to theological war of words among Trump critics and backers
by: Jack Jenkins Feb 8, 2020 (RNS) — Religious rhetoric is not uncommon on Capitol Hill, where politicians often thread references to the Almighty into speeches while participating in politicalRead More
t’s against this Islamophobic backdrop that we need to examine Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's decision to opt out of the United States refugee resettlement program...
Opinion: Texas’ misguided decision on refugees is state-sponsored Islamophobia
by: Paul O’Donnell Jan. 15, 2020 (RNS) — Texas always seems to lead the way in hate — quite literally: we account for 10% of the country’s hate groups, manyRead More
Students at the event held in the Oval Office included those of the Christian, Jewish and Muslim faiths, NPR reported.
Trump affirms religious liberty in schools
by Tess SchoonhovenWASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2020 (BP) — In observance of National Religious Freedom Day, President Donald Trump hosted a gathering today (Jan. 16) of students from different religions toRead More
A document outlining the plans — timed to coincide with the third anniversary of Trump's January 2017 executive order...
White House considering dramatic expansion of travel ban
by: Roxanne Stone WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2020 (AP) — The White House is considering dramatically expanding its much-litigated travel ban to additional countries amid a renewed election-year focus on immigrationRead More
A ruling on that request is expected by Jan. 17, according to LIRS.
Most states agree to admit refugees as judge hears lawsuit to stop resettlement order
by: Emily McFarlan Miller Jan. 8, 2020 (RNS) — A federal judge in Maryland heard arguments Wednesday (Jan. 8) in a lawsuit by three faith-based organizations against the U.S. governmentRead More