Tom Gjelten

Tom Gjelten appears in the following:

Refugee Agency World Relief Lays Off Workers In Response To Trump

Thursday, February 16, 2017

World Relief, one of the main refugee resettlement agencies, will lay off a fifth of its staff members and close five offices due to President Trump capping refugee admissions this year at 50,000.

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Trump Reportedly Plans To Refocus Violent Extremism Initiative On Muslims

Friday, February 10, 2017

The Trump administration reportedly wants to refocus an Obama administration program on exclusively Islamic extremism. Muslim leaders and some counterterrorism experts say such a change may be unwise.

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The Johnson Amendment In 5 Questions And Answers

Friday, February 03, 2017

The Johnson Amendment to the tax code, which President Trump vowed to "totally destroy," prohibits tax-exempt organizations such as churches from endorsing or opposing political candidates.

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Trump Opens Prayer Breakfast With Remarks About 'Apprentice' Ratings

Thursday, February 02, 2017

President Donald Trump attended the annual National Prayer Breakfast Thursday morning where he expressed his commitment to religious freedom in his remarks. He also slipped in a few comments that had little to do with faith.

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National Prayer Breakfast Could Feature Reconciliation Or Bickering

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

President Trump and other officials will speak at the annual event Thursday morning. The breakfast has the potential to spotlight partisan differences or faith in common ground on national issues.

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Some Trump Advisers Have Made Anti-Muslim Comments In The Past

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

President Trump says his suspension of immigration from the Middle East does not amount to a "Muslim ban" — but some of his top advisers have a history of making anti-Muslim and anti-Islam comments.

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Christian Leaders Question Trump's Promise To Favor Christian Refugees

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

President Trump promises to give priority to Christians when admitting refugees to the United States, but many Christian leaders say it's the wrong approach.

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Trump Refugee Ban Clashes With Faith-Based Groups' Religious Missions

Friday, January 27, 2017

Six of the nine agencies that resettle refugees in the U.S. are religious groups. Their leaders say the president's decision to halt the refugee flow runs counter to their beliefs and ministry.

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Trump Takes On Ambitious Plan To Eliminate Terrorism By Radical Islamists

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

President Trump wants to eradicate radical "Islamic terrorism" from the face of the earth. His plans are unclear but could involve law enforcement, military action, diplomacy and ideological battle.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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."

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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.

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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.

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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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