Tom Gjelten

Tom Gjelten appears in the following:

To Some Zionist Christians And Jews, The Bible Says Jerusalem Is Israel's Capital

Saturday, December 09, 2017

According to some pro-Israeli Christians and Jews, God wants Jerusalem to be the capital of a Jewish state. That argument, however, is not universally accepted among those faith groups.

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Religious Leaders Divided Over Trump's Jerusalem Decision

Thursday, December 07, 2017

Several Jewish-American groups and evangelical Christians applauded President Trump's announcement. Other Christian and Jewish leaders as well as some Muslim-majority nations criticized the move.

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From Roy Moore To Tax Debate, A Spotlight On Christian Nationalism

Friday, December 01, 2017

Christian nationalists like Senate candidate Moore argue that the United States was established as a Christian nation, to be governed by Christian principles.

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Roy Moore's Sexual Misconduct Allegations Testing White Evangelicals Tolerance

Monday, November 13, 2017

White Evangelicals have been more willing to overlook Republican moral transgressions than those of Democrats. But the recent allegations against Roy Moore may be testing that tolerance.

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New Museum Invites Visitors To 'Engage' With The Bible

Friday, November 10, 2017

The $500 million privately funded project focuses on biblical history, biblical stories and the Bible's impact on the world.

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500 Years Later, Some Issues That Martin Luther Raised Remain

Thursday, October 26, 2017

On October 31, Catholics and Protestants take note of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, when the monk Martin Luther denounced Roman Catholicism. Most of the issues he raised have since been resolved. Still, divisive issues remain, such as the role of women and the authority of the clergy.

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In Puerto Rico, Generators Divide Those With And Those Without

Sunday, October 15, 2017

With Puerto Rico facing weeks, and possibly months, without electric power on much of the island, many residents have become dependent on generators. The reliance on generators has introduced a new division in the U.S. territory.

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Puerto Ricans More Concerned About Situation On Island Than Trump's Tweets

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Puerto Ricans are more concerned about power and water shortages than President Trump's tweeted threat that U.S. military and FEMA personnel won't stay on the island "forever."

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How Aid Is Being Delivered To Those In Need In Puerto Rico

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

In some areas of Puerto Rico, the situation has become desperate. The U.S. military has moved to take charge of getting the aid directly to people in need, even if it means bypassing local authorities that have a history of inefficiency and mismanagement.

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Senate Holds Confirmation Hearing For Trump's Religious Ambassador Nominee

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

President Trump nominated Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback to be ambassador at large for international religious freedom. Brownback is a Christian conservative, but says he would advocate for all faiths.

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Police Investigation Into Las Vegas Attack Continues

Monday, October 02, 2017

Authorities are pursuing information on the shooter, Stephen Paddock, who lived near the strip in Clark County, Nev. NPR's Tom Gjelten looks at what we can expect as the investigation moves forward.

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Investigation Of Shooter Leads Police To Caches Of Firearms, Ammunition

Monday, October 02, 2017

Tracking gunfire Sunday night, police found Stephen Paddock in a hotel room, dead from what they believe was a self-inflicted wound. Around him, they found 16 guns, and thousands of bullets.

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What We Don't Yet Know About The Las Vegas Attacks

Monday, October 02, 2017

Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock's motives are a mystery a day later, and the extent of his arsenal isn't public. NPR's Tom Gjelten looks at those and other questions that don't yet have answers.

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Steve Bannon Criticizes Catholic Bishops For Response To DACA

Friday, September 08, 2017

Former White House adviser Steve Bannon says Catholic bishops like immigrants only because they need them to fill their pews. The bishops are reacting with anger.

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Christians And DACA

Thursday, September 07, 2017

Christians of all denominations, including many evangelicals who have supported President Trump, are speaking out on behalf of immigrants protected from deportation under the DACA program.

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How Natural Disasters Can Be Faith-Challenging Experiences

Sunday, September 03, 2017

Natural disasters and human suffering have long challenged people of faith because they don't understand why God would allow such things to happen. It's a core problem facing believers.

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Megachurch Leader Joel Osteen Under Fire

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Joel Osteen, an advocate of "prosperity gospel" theology, presides over a 17,000-seat church in Houston, but agreed to open it to evacuees only after coming under intense criticism on social media.

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Attention On Hate Speech Drives Donations To Fight Anti-Semitism

Friday, August 25, 2017

Jewish groups have broadened their work to oppose all forms of bigotry. Following the violence in Charlottesville, Va., more non-Jews see the reality of anti-Semitism and join the fight against it.

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The Role Of Solar Eclipses In Religion

Friday, August 18, 2017

Throughout human history, solar eclipses have been seen as having great religious significance, often as omens or signs of divine warning or punishment. Major and minor religions alike have their own understandings.

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In Contrast To Business Councils, Trump's Evangelical Advisers Stay Put

Friday, August 18, 2017

President Trump has lost business advisers as a result of his Charlottesville comments, but his evangelical advisers appear to be sticking by him.

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