Religion and the New Trump Administration
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Which religious groups support Hillary Clinton? And which ones are cautious to rally around her; Finding beauty, peace and–for many–the sense of the holy in the nation’s oldest park.
“The income and wealth disparity in our nation that’s tearing us apart, the anger, the fear, the judgmentalness, the racism that we’ve seen in our country—it’s tearing holes in the fabric of our society,” says Sister Simone Campbell, leader of Network Lobby’s Nuns on the Bus project. “Can we step together into a future, as opposed to pulling apart for partisan gain?” More
“By all rights we shouldn’t really even be here, you know. We should back out, tear out the roads, and leave it,” says Jim Smith, a Yellowstone visitor. “But at the same time humanity needs this. I think the most important thing I’ve learned from other people is that they feel at peace here.” More
Which religious groups are rallying around Donald Trump? And which ones are speaking out against him; Can online church services replace in-person worship?
“I’m very interested in seeing some basic values return to the country. I care very deeply about life, I care deeply about marriage, I care deeply about religious liberty, I care deeply about issues of fiscal solvency,” says Reverend Jim Garlow, pastor of Skyline Wesleyan Church in San Diego. “The national debt is a biblical-moral issue to me, thou shalt not steal from future generations.” More
- Violence, Law Enforcement, Race and Justice; Catholic Deacons; Virginia Theological Seminary’s New Organ
How do we repair what race has broken; We look at the role of deacons in the Catholic Church—the men who serve and the women who want to serve; A new pipe organ in a seminary chapel warmly sings and … More
“We need to deal with the unconscious beliefs that we have about each other,” says Lisa Sharon Harper, author of The Very Good Gospel: How Everything Wrong Can be Made Right. “We can’t restructure our society and actually begin to heal what race broke until we understand how our society structures have created biases in our own minds.” More
“We had the exact same training – two nights a week, one weekend a month, summer internships. I wrote every paper he wrote,” says Maureen Garvey, who along with her husband took classes to prepare for the diaconate. “The only thing that was different was the day of ordination, I had tears in my eyes when all the guys were called up and they left their wives there sitting in the pews.” More