Tom Gjelten appears in the following:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
Wednesday, October 05, 2016
The impact of post-1965 immigration on United States' demographics — and politics.
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.
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.