Both President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden count endorsements from well-known faith leaders. But for clergy members who try to tackle thorny moral matters without overtly backing a candidate, the campaign has tested their ability to reconcile religious values and politics.
More than 1,000 clergy members, religious scholars, and other faith-based advocates have signed onto a unique statement that supports a comprehensive path to “a free and fair election” and urges leaders to heed the verdict of “legitimate election results” regardless of who wins in November.
Pro-Life Evangelicals for Biden’s 500 initial signatories included retired congregational pastors, professors, authors, and parachurch leaders but few with current pulpit ministries. The founding announcement ignited a firestorm among evangelical Trump supporters.
About a dozen Rohingya refugees voted for the first time Tuesday (Oct. 20) at an early voting site in Chicago’s Rogers Park neighborhood. It wasn’t just the first time they voted as United States citizens. It was the first time they’d ever voted, period.
Early on Tuesday (Oct. 20), workers in the capital of Missouri removed the city’s lone Confederate monument after months of advocacy by community leaders that included Word&Way Editor Brian Kaylor.
As they head to the polls, nearly all religious Americans say the coronavirus is the most critical issue facing the country, a new study by PRRI shows. But there’s one notable exception: White evangelicals.
Statues of Junipero Serra, the 18th-century Franciscan missionary who symbolizes to many an imperial conquest that enslaved Native Americans, were toppled in multiple California cities earlier this year. Now, many Indigenous leaders, artists, and activists across the state are contemplating what comes next.
Voter mobilization in Black church communities will look much different in 2020, due in large part to the coronavirus pandemic that has infected millions across the U.S. and has taken a disproportionate toll on Black America.
Agents with U.S. Border Patrol raided a faith-based humanitarian aid camp for undocumented immigrants near the U.S.-Mexico border Monday evening (Oct. 5), in the second action taken against the camp since July.
President Donald Trump tweeted out a warning to his followers, claiming religious liberty in the U.S. was in danger. For proof, the president retweeted a video of an unmasked local politician in Moscow, Idaho, being arrested in late September while a group of people around him sing a hymn.