President Donald Trump waves before delivering keynote address at Liberty University's commencement in Lynchburg, Virginia, U.S., on May 13, 2017. Photo courtesy REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
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May 15, 2017
Trump, who received an honorary law degree at Liberty’s commencement, said he was making good on his promises.
Bill McKibben, author and activist, in 2009. Photo courtesy of Nancie Battaglia
Faith News
April 28, 2017
Even fans of McKibben may not know that the founder of the 350.org environmental nonprofit is also a religious man.
Stacks of booklets distributed by Jehovah’s Witnesses are seen during the court session on Dec. 16, 2010, in the Siberian town of Gorno-Altaysk, Russia. Photo courtesy of Reuters/Alexandr Tyryshkin
Politics & Society News
April 27, 2017
Most recently, Russia banned Jehovah’s Witnesses, labeling them “extremist” and ordering the state to seize their properties.
A Shiite woman calms her crying child as she waits with other Shiite Muslims from south Asia to greet their spiritual leader in Cairo, Egypt, on June 12, 2010. (Photo courtesy of Reuters/Asmaa Waguih)
Faith News
April 05, 2017
A new Pew study found that due to higher fertility rates and a relatively young population, the share of Muslim babies being born is growing while the Christian share is declining.
Aerial shot of the Valley of the Gods in Bears Ears National Monument. (Photo courtesy of Creative Commons/Bureau of Land Management)
Politics & Society News
March 10, 2017
A tribal coalition, which considers many sites within Bears Ears sacred, fears the Trump administration will take the unprecedented step of stripping a national monument of its designation, and leave their ancestral lands vulnerable.
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March 08, 2016
“The survey finds deep religious divisions in Israeli society, not only between Jews and Arabs, but also among Jews.”
President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the Islamic Society of Baltimore mosque in Catonsville, Md., on Feb. 3, 2016. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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February 04, 2016
Speaking to about 500 members of the suburban Islamic Society of Baltimore, Obama said he knows that Muslim Americans bear an outsized burden of religious bigotry in the U.S. and are called upon to condemn crimes committed by a few Muslims when the vast majority abhors violence.
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November 19, 2015
The Refugee Resettlement Program program — which relies mostly on faith-based organizations to find homes, jobs and schools for refugees — is under attack, a casualty of the Islamic State group’s assaults on Paris Nov. 13 that killed 132 people.
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April 24, 2015
Beheadings, enslavement, kidnappings and rape plague minority religious communities across the Middle East, and it’s time for President Obama to fill a job created to address their plight, a group of prominent evangelicals, scholars and other religious leaders told the White House.In the
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October 16, 2014
No hand-holding during 'Our Father' in Diocese of Fort Worth