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Tom Gjelten

Tom Gjelten appears in the following:

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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Federal Judge Blocks Mississippi Anti-LGBT Law

Friday, July 01, 2016

A federal judge in Mississippi blocked implementation of a state law that would have provided legal protection for people who refuse to accommodate LGBT individuals or same-sex marriage based on religious objections.

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As Trump Defies Expectations Of Faith, Might We Be Entering A New Era?

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Voters have long demanded that their presidential candidates demonstrate outward signs of religious faith. So far in 2016, that may be changing — though some evangelicals are uneasy at the prospect.

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Anti-Defamation League Chief Faces Challenge Trying To Renew Civil Rights Activism

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Jewish groups supported the civil rights movement in the 1960s. But for many current civil rights activists, solidarity with Palestinians takes precedence over the old solidarity with American Jews.

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State Religious Freedom Laws Surface In Opposition To Same-Sex Marriage

Thursday, May 12, 2016

In the year since the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage, dozens of religious freedom bills have been filed in state legislatures around the country. The proposals are not meant to limit the court ruling, but rather to protect those who say their religious beliefs do not allow them to work with same-sex couples.

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Acceptance Grows, Slowly But Steadily, For Gay Evangelicals

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Growing up, gay evangelicals may have thought they had to be one or the other. It's different now. At one welcoming Baptist church in Kentucky, a member says, gay congregants "walk through the door."

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As U.S. Attitudes Change, Some Evangelicals Dig In; Others Adapt

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

America's culture war is being fought inside evangelical Christian circles. Some are resisting secular society's trends that conflict with biblical teaching. Others have found a way to live with them.

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2015 Saw A Decrease In Religious Freedom Around The World, Says Annual Report

Monday, May 02, 2016

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom says the refugee crisis, political strife and economic dislocation all contributed to a worldwide deterioration of religious freedom last year.

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Religious Freedom Faces 'Serious And Sustained Assault' Around The World

Monday, May 02, 2016

At a time when "religious liberty" has become associated in the U.S. with the right to oppose LGBT protections and same-sex marriage, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom reports on the "serious and sustained assault" on religious people and practices abroad. The organization cites attacks on Muslims in the Central African Republic and Burma to the rise of anti-Semitism in Europe and the repression of all religious activity in North Korea.

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U.S. Catholics Divided Over Pope Francis' Family Life Guidelines

Friday, April 08, 2016

Pope Francis released new guidelines on family life Friday arguing the church should show more understanding in matters affecting modern families. American Catholics have a range of reactions.

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Morgan Freeman Takes On Omniscient View To Explore Big Uncertainties In 'God'

Sunday, April 03, 2016

The actor, who once played God in a Hollywood movie, takes a serious look at religion in a new television series called "The Story of God."

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