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Orthodox Church's Top Patriarch Hospitalized in Washington
Tuesday, October 26, 2021
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, the spiritual leader of Eastern Orthodox Christians, has been hospitalized shortly after arriving in the United States for a visit slated to include a meeting...
Voting Rights Demonstration Leads to Faith Leaders' Arrests outside White House
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
An interfaith assortment of faith leaders and actors were arrested outside the White House on Tuesday as they demanded in prayers and speeches that President Joe Biden and lawmakers in Congress do...
Jill Biden Celebrates 'Prayer Partner' Who Reinvigorated Her Faith
Tuesday, October 19, 2021
On Sunday, first lady Jill Biden made a surprise trip to a South Carolina church to celebrate her “prayer partner” — a woman she credits with reinvigorating her faith after they met during the 2020...
Archbishop of the Military Defends Those Who Refuse Vaccines
Thursday, October 14, 2021
Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio, head of the Archdiocese for Military Services in the U.S., issued a statement Tuesday supporting service members who have refused to get vaccinated against COVID-19...
Survey: 'Great Replacement' Belief Correlates with Christian Nationalist Views
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
A new survey finds a majority of Americans who believe that America is a “city on a hill” chosen by God to receive blessings and be used as an example in the world, also believe in a “replacement”...
Survey: Who Americans Blame for Insurrection Depends on Their Faith
Friday, September 17, 2021
According to a new survey, white evangelicals are far more likely than most other religious groups to blame left-wing activists for the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.
Who Is ISIS-K, the Group Officials Blame for the Kabul Airport Bombings?
Friday, August 27, 2021
The details of the suicide bombing attacks that occurred at the Hamid Karzai International Airport and a nearby hotel in Afghanistan on Thursday are still unfolding. But Gen. Kenneth McKenzie Jr....
Proud Boys Leader Sentenced to Five Months for Burning Church Banner
Tuesday, August 24, 2021
Enrique Tarrio, the leader of the far-right extremist group Proud Boys, has been sentenced to five months in jail for setting a historic Black church’s Black Lives Matter banner on fire in December...
Police Officer Says Jan. 6 Insurrectionists 'Perceived Themselves to Be Christians'
Wednesday, July 28, 2021
On Tuesday, D.C. police officer Daniel Hodges told a congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection that the insurrectionists who attacked the U.S. Capitol "perceived themselves to...
Survey: White Mainline Protestants Outnumber White Evangelicals, While 'Nones' Shrink
Friday, July 9, 2021
According to a new survey, White Christian decline has slowed and mainline Protestants now outnumber white evangelicals.
Catholic Bishop of Syracuse Decries Doctrine of Discovery, Suggests Pope Do the Same
Friday, July 2, 2021
Bishop Douglas J. Lucia of Syracuse, New York, is speaking out against the Doctrine of Discovery. Lucia also revealed that he plans to ask Pope Francis to repudiate theological teachings used for...
Pope Sends Letter Praising Priest Who Ministers to LGBTQ Catholics
Tuesday, June 29, 2021
Pope Francis recently sent a letter praising the work of a Jesuit priest who has been an outspoken advocate for more respectful treatment of LGBTQ people within the Catholic Church.
Jesse Jackson, William Barber Arrested Protesting Filibuster and Manchin
Friday, June 25, 2021
Rev. Jesse Jackson and Poor People’s Campaign co-chair Rev. William Barber II were arrested at a protest outside the U.S. Senate on Wednesday.
Catholic Bishops Publish Q&A Clarifying Controversial Communion Document
Thursday, June 24, 2021
Catholic Bishops published a Q&A this week to clarify the rationale for the controversial Communion document debated on by Catholic leaders last week.
As Senate Convenes Hearing, More Than 300 Faith Leaders Declare Support for DC Statehood
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
More than 300 faith leaders and heads of prominent religious organizations sent a letter to Congress this week voicing their support for making Washington, D.C., a state.
After Politically Charged Debate, Bishops Vote to Draft Controversial Communion Document
Monday, June 21, 2021
Members of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops have voted to draft a document on the Eucharist, supporting an effort to deny Communion to President Joe Biden and other Catholic Democrats who...
Survey: White Evangelicals, Hispanic Protestants, Mormons Most Likely to Believe in QAnon
Tuesday, June 1, 2021
According to a new survey by the Public Religion Research Institute, White Evangelicals, Hispanic Protestants and members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are the most likely to...
Liz Cheney, Ousted from Party Leadership, Invokes the 'Power of Faith'
Thursday, May 13, 2021
On Wednesday, Representative Liz Cheney was voted out of House leadership position by her GOP colleagues. Many of her colleagues have bristled over her vote to impeach Trump for his role in...
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