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Tom Gjelten

Tom Gjelten appears in the following:

Fidel Castro's 'True Destiny': His Decades-Long Struggle Against U.S.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

The late Cuban leader died Friday at the age of 90. He outlasted 10 separate U.S. administrations, and even up to his death, his long rule remained a headache for all of them.

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Former Cuban Leader Fidel Castro Dies At Age 90

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Fidel Castro took power in the Cuban revolution in 1959 and led his country for more than four decades. Under his direction, Cuba became the one and only communist state in the Western Hemisphere.

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Could A Trump Presidency Be Pro-Israel And White Nationalist At The Same Time?

Monday, November 21, 2016

Donald Trump promises to be the most aggressively pro-Israel president ever. His embrace of an adviser whose media enterprise is tainted by anti-Semitism allegations has some Jewish leaders concerned.

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How Technology Helped Martin Luther Change Christianity

Sunday, November 20, 2016

As the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther's 95 Theses approaches, an exhibit shows how Luther's treatise against the Catholic Church spread, before the advent of modern communications.

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Post Election: Can Divided Religious Leaders Heal A Divided Nation?

Friday, November 11, 2016

After a campaign unprecedented in its divisiveness and partisanship, faith leaders face great challenges in any effort to promote reconciliation and healing.

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Muslim Americans Fearful After Donald Trump Wins Presidency

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Millennial Muslims reacted to Donald Trump winning the presidency. Though Trump did eventually step back on his vow to implement a complete ban on Muslim immigration, many Muslims are concerned about what his presidency may bring.

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Evangelicals Consider Whether God Really Cares How They Vote

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Many U.S. Christians have struggled this year with what faith means when it comes time to make political choices, and even whether faith and politics should mix.

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Jewish Leaders Concerned Trump Fuels Anti-Semitic Rhetoric

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Trump critics will be following the final debate to see whether he continues to attack the global power structure. White nationalists applaud the line. Critics say it sounds like anti-Semitism.

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For This Christian N.C. Man, Candidates' 'Morality Issues' Give Pause

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Dan Meyer has a strong faith and believes the country must return to biblical principles. For him, the 2016 election presents "a tough, tough choice."

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30 Issues | America's Immigration Story

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

The impact of post-1965 immigration on United States' demographics — and politics.

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Religious Voters May Lean Republican, But Feel Conflicted About The Candidates

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

"I've always felt that the Republicans align with my beliefs," said Judith Martinez, 51, a naturalized U.S. citizen born in Mexico.

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Sept. 11 Marked Turning Point For Muslims In Increasingly Diverse America

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Muslim Americans are more engaged in public life, and interfaith outreach efforts expanded notably after Sept. 11. But terrorism concerns continue to drive anti-Islam and anti-foreigner sentiment.

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How The Catholic Church Documented Mother Teresa's 2 Miracles

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

A cancer patient and a coma victim credit her for their recovery. "You have to accept that there are things that science cannot explain," says an atheist physician who's investigated miracle stories.

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Politics Still Prevalent In The Pulpit, Survey Shows

Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Churchgoing Americans say their preachers often speak out on hot social and political issues and occasionally back or oppose particular candidates in defiance of U.S. law prohibiting endorsements.

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How Positive Thinking, Prosperity Gospel Define Donald Trump's Faith Outlook

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

"God didn't want people to be poor," is how one historian described the view the Trump family pastor.

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Clinton, Kaine Driven By Their Faith In The 'Social Gospel'

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

For both candidates on the Democratic Party ticket, religious faith has provided a foundation for their progressive politics.

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Clinton's And Kaine's Faith Traditions Are Consistent With Political Liberalism

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Hillary Clinton retained her Methodist identity even as she moved left politically; she represents the "social gospel" wing of Methodism. Her VP choice comes from a comparable Catholic tradition.

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Scholars Argue Prosecutions Against Muslim Liberals Don't Follow Islamic Teachings

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Free-thinking bloggers in some Muslim countries face criminal prosecution and even death for expressing their ideas. There are Islamic scholars who say this is a distortion of what Islam teaches.

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Pew Report Tracks How Politics Correspond With Religion

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

A new report from the Pew Research Center shows how Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are doing among religious and non-religious voters.

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How African-American Church Leaders Are Responding To New Challenges

Monday, July 11, 2016

The crisis in police-community relations again calls for a strong role for the church, but some black religious leaders fear they have lost the initiative to other groups like Black Lives Matter.

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