Category: Religion

Adrian Bardon: Faith and politics mix to drive evangelical Christians’ climate change denial

Fundamentalist religious traditions are defined by their fixed doctrines. Political conservatives by definition favor the preservation of the traditional social and economic order

Emma Long: Why Donald Trump still appeals to so many evangelicals

Evangelicals who feel that “America is becoming a more difficult place for them to live,” believe Trump hears their fears, takes them seriously, and responds

Amy Eva Alberts Warren: Why are Certain Christians Democratic and Others Authoritarian?

When we treat children as we would wish to be treated early in life — at any point in life — i.e. with patience, respect and love — they will grow to be embrace the same democratic attitudes toward others

Sister Karen M. Donahue: I’m Outraged By Trump’s Church Photo-Op

As a Catholic sister, I think Trump should read his Bible, not pose with it

Lee Fang: Inside the Influential Evangelical Group Mobilizing to Reelect Trump

The unprecedented campaign would mobilize what they call “dormant evangelical and conservative Catholic voters,” with a focus on appealing to religious affiliation as a way to compensate for Trump’s relative lack of support among nonwhite voters

Joyce Dalsheim: Why do some religious groups defy public health orders?

Culture and collective memory can be just as influential as science, medicine and government

James A. Haught: Megachurch Mess

The big spectacle houses of worship – supposedly representing a triumph of religion – especially constitute a cesspool

Bishop Thomas Gumbleton: A Call to Catholics: Let Us End Our Complicity in War

All Catholics should refuse to kill and should refuse cooperation with United States wars

Timothy Egan: Why People Hate Religion

The charlatans and phonies preen and punish, while those of real faith do Christ’s work among refugees

Juan Cole: Arab Youth say Religion too Important in Public Life

A just-released survey of youth (aged 18-24) in 16 Arab countries has found that 66% of them say there is too much religion in public life

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