Tom Gjelten

Tom Gjelten appears in the following:

Caring For Migrants Is As Important As Opposing Abortion, Pope Says

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

In a pronouncement, Pope Francis challenges conservative thinkers who claim to know the true mission of the Church. Defending migrants, he says, is as important as defending the rights of the unborn.

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Trump's National Security And State Department Picks Alarm American Muslims

Friday, April 06, 2018

Even as President Trump is warming relationships with Muslim nations in the Middle East, he is antagonizing U.S. Muslims with his choice of a new national security adviser and secretary of state.

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Christian Colleges That Oppose LGBT Rights Worried About Losing Funding

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Conservative Christian colleges are worried that their doctrinal commitments with respect to LGBT issues could run afoul of sex discrimination law under Title IX and jeopardize federal financial aid.

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Christian Colleges Are Tangled In Their Own LGBT Policies

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Conservative Christian colleges worry their official positions on LGBT issues could run afoul of sex discrimination law and harm relations with their own students.

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Another Effort To Get Rid Of The 'Johnson Amendment' Fails

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Conservatives wanted the Omnibus Spending Bill to repeal a provision in tax law that bars churches and other nonprofits from engaging in partisan political campaigns, but they lacked the votes.

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Billy Graham's Funeral Celebrated Evangelist's Life And The Reach Of His Ministry

Friday, March 02, 2018

Billy Graham's funeral in Charlotte, N.C., Friday was a celebration of his global reach and ministry. More than 2000 guests were invited, including all of the living U.S. presidents.

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Billy Graham's Son Franklin To Deliver The Main Eulogy At His Father's Funeral

Friday, March 02, 2018

Billy Graham had not been a public figure for at least a decade, but his death marks a turning point. His son Franklin aims to carry on his father's ministry but his approach is more strident.

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Famous Evangelist, 'America's Pastor' Billy Graham Dies At 99

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Billy Graham, the most famous American evangelist of the 20th century, has died. He preached during a time when the U.S. was less polarized politically and culturally, and he was known as "America's Pastor." Largely silenced by illness in his final years, Graham was somewhat eclipsed by his son Franklin, who took his father's ministry in a far more conservative direction.

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'America's Pastor' Billy Graham Dies At 99

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

One of the most influential religious figures of the 20th century, he radically changed the face of born-again Christianity from fundamentalism to a more embracing evangelicalism.

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Some Christian Leaders Say Deportations Would Jeopardize Their Churches

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

The increased dependence on immigrants to fill U.S. church pews means that Christian leaders have a big stake in the current debate over immigration policy.

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The History Of The Family Unification Immigration Policy In The U.S.

Monday, January 29, 2018

The U.S. immigration policy that allows U.S. citizens and green card holders to sponsor other relatives to come to the U.S. was first introduced 50 years ago by an immigration hard liner in Congress. President Trump now wants to end "chain migration."

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Amid #MeToo, Evangelicals Grapple With Misconduct In Their Own Churches

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Christians focus deeply on a narrative of sin and redemption, but that theme can complicate how church leaders respond to sexual misconduct within their own ranks.

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Report Shows It's Increasingly Dangerous To Be A Christian In Many Countries

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Open Doors USA released its annual list of the most dangerous countries for Christians. Among those where anti-Christian hostility has grown are India and Turkey, two important U.S. allies.

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What Does Chain Migration Mean? We Get An Explanation

Thursday, January 11, 2018

As U.S. policymakers debate immigration, the term "chain migration" is being bandied about. Morning Edition dives into the meaning of the term.

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Deep Differences Remain Between Mormon And Evangelical Communities

Friday, January 05, 2018

Conservative Christians are often allied politically with conservative Mormons, especially around social issues, but major theological differences remain between evangelical Christianity and Mormonism.

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2017 Has Been A Rough Year For Evangelicals

Friday, December 29, 2017

Self-described "evangelical" Christians helped elect President Trump in 2016. But this year, the label lost coherence. Some evangelicals reconsidered what it stood for, while others disowned the term.

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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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