Tom Gjelten

Tom Gjelten appears in the following:

'The Pope' Tells The Tale Of A Roman Catholic Church With Coexisting Pontiffs

Friday, February 08, 2019

In his new book, soon to be a feature film, Andrew McCarten examines Popes Francis and Benedict XVI — and how having two living popes, for the first time in 600 years, has weakened the papacy.

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At National Prayer Breakfast, Trump Pledges, 'I Will Never Let You Down'

Thursday, February 07, 2019

"All children, born and unborn, are made in the holy image of God," Trump said, to a standing ovation at this year's National Prayer Breakfast.

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Provoked By Trump, The Religious Left Is Finding Its Voice

Thursday, January 24, 2019

The Trump administration has inspired a new activism on the part of liberal religious groups. Like the Moral Majority of the 1980s, they fear an assault on their most basic Christian values.

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U.S. Evangelicals Push Back Against Trump's Syria Pullout Plan

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Christian leaders in the U.S. fear President Trump's decision to pull out of Syria will leave Christian minorities in the region vulnerable to attack.

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The New Congress: Fewer Christians But Still Religious

Thursday, January 03, 2019

Pew Research finds that more than 99 percent of the Republican members of Congress identify as Christian, as opposed to 78 percent of the Democrats. Only one member identifies as unaffiliated.

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Financially Struggling Government Workers Are Caught Up In Shutdown

Friday, December 28, 2018

Federal government employees are still being paid for work they did before the shutdown, but the checks will soon end. Among those affected are many who struggle to make ends meet even in good times.

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For Evangelicals, A Year Of Reckoning On Sexual Sin And Support For Donald Trump

Monday, December 24, 2018

Evangelicals in 2018 had to defend their views on sexual sin, given their willingness to overlook Donald Trump's infidelity and reports of sexual misconduct by their own pastors.

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Southern Baptist Seminary Confronts History Of Slaveholding And 'Deep Racism'

Thursday, December 13, 2018

In a 71-page report, Southern Baptist leaders are documenting their dark history, as if by telling the story in wrenching detail, they may finally be freed of its taint.

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Southern Baptist Seminary Reviews Its Legacy Of Racism

Thursday, December 13, 2018

The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary released a report detailing its history of slavery and racism. The president says the self-examination represents an "honest lament" for its past sins.

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Boundlessly Idealistic, Universal Declaration Of Human Rights Is Still Resisted

Monday, December 10, 2018

Seventy years ago, the global community nearly unanimously approved a list of fundamental human rights. But many of those rights remain unachieved today.

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Killing Of American Missionary Ignites Debate Over How To Evangelize

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

John Allen Chau, a 26-year-old American missionary, was killed when he sneaked onto an island in the Bay of Bengal. For centuries, the islanders have resisted all contact with the outside world.

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The Faithful Are Angry As Catholic Church Fails To Unite On Addressing Clergy Abuse

Friday, November 16, 2018

This week's widely anticipated meeting of U.S. Catholic bishops ended without recommendation on how to deal with clergy abuse. Further action is now up to the Vatican and a global synod in February.

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Through Personal Testament, 'Why Religion?' Explores Belief In The 21st Century

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Distinguished scholar of Christianity Elaine Pagels sets out to explain why religion is still around today, through the lens of her lived tragedies — the deaths of her son and husband 30 years ago.

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Preaching Gospel Of Love And Justice, William Barber Mobilizes Progressive Christians

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Barber has been compared to Martin Luther King Jr. He has revived the 1968 Poor People's Campaign while continuing to minister to his small town congregation.

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Trump Shouldn't Be Shocked Anti-Semitism Persists: Conspiratorial Rhetoric Feeds It

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

At the heart of anti-Semitic thinking are conspiracy theories and a resentment of elites. President Trump's rhetoric features both those views.

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'You Are Safe Now': Matthew Shepard Laid To Rest At National Cathedral

Friday, October 26, 2018

Twenty years ago, the brutal killing of a young gay man in Laramie, Wyo., drew national attention and led to an expansion of a federal hate-crimes law.

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Matthew Shepard Laid To Rest 20 Years Later

Friday, October 26, 2018

Matthew Shepard will be laid to rest today at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., 20 years after he was murdered near Laramie, Wyo.

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Pope Accepts Resignation Of D.C. Archbishop Donald Wuerl Amid Sex Abuse Crisis

Friday, October 12, 2018

Two months ago, a Pennsylvania grand jury detailed how Wuerl learned of credible abuse allegations against priests under his supervision — and still gave the men new parish assignments.

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Frustration Grows As N.C. Schools Are Slow To Reopen After Florence

Friday, October 12, 2018

Schools in Lumberton, N.C., and others in flood-affected areas of the state have been closed for nearly 5 weeks due to damage from Hurricane Florence. The staff is frustrated, parents are impatient.

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Many People Hit By Hurricane Florence Are Still Dependent On Charity Relief Groups

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Some North Carolina residents still need food assistance a month after Hurricane Florence hit. Among those helping is a group of volunteers from Puerto Rico who received help during Hurricane Maria.

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