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Politics and Religion

Religions: How to Love Them All and Be IN LOVE with Yours

Steve McSwain | Posted 09.29.2015 | Religion
Steve McSwain

There was a time in my life I would have agreed. I would have felt, for example, that to even respect another religion would be to compromise my own. Today, however, I realize that was an expression of my insecurity, not a compromise of my faith.

5 Faith Facts About Presidential Candidate Carly Fiorina

Religion News Service | Cathy Lynn Grossman | Posted 05.04.2015 | Religion

(RNS) Carly Fiorina formally launched her 2016 presidential run Monday (May 4). But she’s long been working the Christian talk and radio circuit, ap...

LISTEN: No, Religion Does Not Cause All Wars

Posted 11.15.2014 | Religion

Welcome to this week’s ALL TOGETHER, the podcast dedicated to exploring how religious ideas and spiritual practice inform and shape our personal liv...

Spiritual Death Can Be Avoided

Rev. Ed Bacon | Posted 03.24.2014 | Religion
Rev. Ed Bacon

It's the day after Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at this writing. That means that it's the day in which we can return to forgetting about Dr. King's values or we can take a new stride in making Kingian principles tangible.

The Most Patriotic Religious Group Is..

Religion News Service | Lauren Markoe | Posted 07.04.2013 | Religion

WASHINGTON (RNS) When it comes to God and country, white evangelicals report the most intense patriotic feelings in a new poll, with more than two-thi...

William McGuinness

Bill Would Let Counselors Refuse LGBT Clients | William McGuinness | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics

A bill proposed in Tennessee would let psychological counselors refuse to treat gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender clients, prompting the Raw Stor...

Atheists Sue, Demand IRS Act On Political Activity By Tax-Exempt Churches

AP | SCOTT BAUER | Posted 11.15.2012 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. -- A federal lawsuit filed by a Wisconsin-based group representing atheists and agnostics argues that the Internal Revenue Service is vi...


Eliza Wood | Posted 12.22.2012 | Politics
Eliza Wood

It will be interesting to watch which way the faithful but independent trend in their voting in 2012, because one thing independents like less than joining forces with either major group is to hear sermons about politics in church or synagogue.

Sex, Contraception, Abortion -- And God

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 10.27.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

We are seeing a multidimensional campaign against women's religious, spiritual and conscientious freedom and against their physical health. It pops up again and again, in slightly new forms each time.

Russian Orthodox Church Feels Heat After Election Endorsement

Reuters | Posted 06.03.2012 | Religion

* Church says anti-Russian forces seek to erode its authority * Patriarch Kirill called Putin's rule a "miracle of God" ...

The Idolatry Of Political Ideology vs. The Budgetary Wisdom Of Faith

Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes, Jr. | Posted 09.27.2011 | Religion
Rev. Dr. James A. Forbes, Jr.

Pledges to political principles have taken on the aura of confessions of faith. But Democrats and Republicans could find a way beyond the present impasse if they would just take seriously two principles.

PREDICT: The Republican Nominee's Faith

Posted 09.14.2011 | Religion

Religion has always been a contentious issue in American politics, but can it be a faithful indicator of which candidates will triumph, come election ...

Bringing God Into The Polling Booth

Brad Hirschfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Brad Hirschfield

Religious people need an ethic of voting that honors their tradition, including its views on specific policies, while also honoring that we live in a country built upon the notion that all people are entitled to the same respect.

Paladino, Rabbis And A New Religious Taxonomy

Terry Curtis Fox | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Terry Curtis Fox

Let me propose that we stop thinking about Catholics, Jews, Protestants, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists and secularists. Let us instead create a taxonomy of the fundamentalists, the tolerant observant and the enlightened.

Why Politicians Love Religion's War On Science

Gareth Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Gareth Harris

We need a religion that doesn't give us childish tales but helps us use evolution and genetics to improve medicine, use biology to keep the Earth, our island home, in balance for the future and use physics to solve our energy problem.

Social Criticism: A Political And Religious Act

Andrew Wilkes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Andrew Wilkes

If Christian traditions of progressive social criticism are to gain an audience beyond religious academicians and committed activists, they must intervene in policy debates with explicitly political arguments.