February 6, 2016

Baptist Pastors and Ministers Conference at Philadelphia and Vicinity Installs New Officers (Philadelphia Sun) Trump’s Unwelcome Support: White Supremacists (CNN) How the Satanic Temple Forced Phoenix Lawmakers to Ban Public Prayer (Washington Post) Alabama...
Americans’ views on Islam, Muslims divide by party lines

Americans’ views on Islam, Muslims divide by party lines

By CATHY LYNN GROSSMAN © 2016 Religion News Service Republicans and Democrats divide sharply over views on Islam, Muslims and how a U.S. president should label violent extremists. But Americans overall agree there’s “a lot” of discrimination against Muslims living in...
Obama pleads for tolerance in first visit to US mosque

Obama pleads for tolerance in first visit to US mosque

By LAUREN MARKOE © 2016 Religion News Service CATONSVILLE, Md. — In times of rising Islamophobia, President Obama made a plea for religious tolerance during his first presidential visit to an American mosque. In keeping with local Muslim tradition, Obama removed his...

February 5, 2016

Obama at Prayer Breakfast: ‘Faith is the Greatest Cure for Fear’ (CNN) Bigger Church = Less Engaged Parishioners (Phys.org) Georgia Southern Baptist Pastors Push for Bill Allowing Christians to Discriminate Against Others (CBS46) Religious Exemption Bills...

February 4, 2016

Obama Rebuts GOP Muslim Rhetoric in First U.S. Mosque Visit (CNN) Democratic Hopefuls Brave Far-Right Prestonwood Baptist (Texas Observer) A Crisis of Faith: Zika Tests Catholic Position on Birth Control (CNN) Evangelical Voters Mobilize in New Hampshire (Wall Street...