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Nation Feb 21Billy Graham, powerful evangelist whose simple message reached millions, dies at 99
Christian evangelist Rev. Billy Graham, died Wednesday at age 99. Known for his signature catch phrase "The Bible says," he reached more than 210 million people worldwide with his friendliness, openness, humility and unyielding religious conviction.
Politics Jan 13Evangelical rift intensifies over Trump’s vulgar immigration remarks
Donald Trump's vulgar remarks about why the U.S. should admit immigrants from Haiti and Africa have spotlighted the bitter divide among American evangelicals about his presidency.
Nation Oct 06Sessions issues Justice Department directive on religious objections, undercutting LGBTQ protections
Under the new policy, a claim of a violation of religious freedom would be enough to override concerns for the civil rights of LGBT people and anti-discrimination protections for women and others. The guidelines are so sweeping that experts on…
Nation Sep 06White Christians are now a minority of the U.S. population, survey says
The share of Americans who identify as white and Christian has dropped below 50 percent, a transformation fueled by immigration and by growing numbers of people who reject organized religion altogether, according to a new survey released Wednesday.
Nation Jul 26Most U.S. Muslims proud to be American, but don’t see Trump as an ally, study says
U.S. Muslims say they have experienced widespread suspicion about their faith in the first months of Donald Trump's presidency, but also have received more support from individual Americans, a new survey finds.
Politics May 04Trump to ease tax rules so religious groups may endorse political candidates
The White House did not release the full text of the order, and it was not clear just how the pledges stated within the order would be carried out.
Politics Nov 14Concerned Catholic bishops ask Trump for humane immigration policies
The nation's Roman Catholic bishops on Monday urged President-elect Donald Trump to adopt humane policies toward immigrants and refugees, as church leaders begin navigating what will likely be a complex relationship with the new administration.
Politics Mar 06Trump’s ability to attract evangelical voters confounds analysts
GOP presidential candidate and businessman Donald Trump is a reality television star and thrice-married Presbyterian who says he is firmly anti-abortion, but in the past has supported abortion rights.
Politics Oct 31Carson opens up about his membership in Seventh-day Adventist Church
As his surge in heavily evangelical Iowa puts a spotlight on his faith, Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson is opening up about his membership in the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Politics Oct 29Ben Carson puts spotlight on Seventh-day Adventist Church
The Seventh-day Adventist Church is having a moment. As Ben Carson seeks the Republican nomination for president, he's also drawing notice to the church that has counted him as a member since he was a child.