Tom Gjelten

Tom Gjelten appears in the following:

Muslim-Americans Remain Anxious About Trump Administration

Monday, January 16, 2017

In one community where many emigrated from harsh nations, the president-elect's rhetoric brings worries of renewed repression. Cabinet nominees' opposition to a registry hasn't erased those concerns.


With His Choice Of Inauguration Prayer Leaders, Trump Shows His Values

Friday, January 13, 2017

The clergy speaking at Donald Trump's inauguration have mostly non-mainstream theological or political positions. No Muslim or mainline Protestant will speak, but the prosperity gospel will be heard.


Trump Denies Allegations Of Collusion Between His Campaign And Russia

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

President-elect Donald Trump reacted Wednesday to the intelligence community's briefing about the contents of an unverified dossier that includes allegations about potential collusion between his campaign and Russia as well as other damaging information about him.


U.S. Intelligence Chiefs Testify Before Senate Panel On Russian Hacking

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

The heads of the big three intelligence agencies and Director of National Intelligence James Clapper appeared before the Senate Intelligence Committee to discuss their finding that Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a campaign of cyber-mischief to disrupt the U.S. presidential election. It's the first public appearance by FBI Director James Comey since the election, and the first hearing by the spy czars since they issued their public report about the Russia campaign on Friday.


White House Moves To Block Creation Of Muslim Registry

Thursday, December 22, 2016

The Obama administration is abolishing the regulations that were used as the foundation for a post Sept. 11, 2001, program to register Muslim immigrants. The move will make it harder but not impossible for the Trump administration to establish a new Muslim registry.


Evangelical Leader Under Attack For Criticizing Trump Supporters

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Russell Moore, who presides over the political arm of the Southern Baptist Convention, called out religious right figures who supported Trump notwithstanding his "serious moral problems."


Powerful Roman Catholic Group Opus Dei Faces Transition After Leader's Death

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Bishop Javier Echevarría, who served as a personal secretary to Opus Dei's founder for more than 20 years, was the last link to the first generation of Opus Dei's leadership. He died Monday at age 84.


The Challenges Trump Will Face In Confronting Radical Islam

Thursday, December 08, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump has promised to make war on "radical Islam." It could mean a major — and risky — escalation of the counterterrorism policies favored by his White House predecessors.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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."


30 Issues | America's Immigration Story

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

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


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.


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.