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Trump Boosts School Prayer, Faith Groups as He Rallies Base

Trump Boosts School Prayer, Faith Groups as He Rallies Base

By Collin Binkley and Elana Schor | Jan 17
In a bid to solidify his evangelical base, President Donald Trump on Thursday vowed to protect prayer in public schools and took new steps to give religious organizations easier access to federal programs.

Two Popes -- One Retired, One Reigning -- Cause a Furor

Two Popes -- One Retired, One Reigning -- Cause a Furor

By Nicole Winfield | Jan 15
Ever since Benedict XVI announced he would become the first pope in 600 years to resign, religious leaders warned of the potential confusion in having two popes living side by side in the Vatican.

Trump's Faithful: 2020 Tests His Ties to White Evangelicals

Trump's Faithful: 2020 Tests His Ties to White Evangelicals

By Elana Schor | Jan 14
White evangelical support for President ] Trump has sparked debate for years particularly this winter, with his impeachment trial looming. But for all the focus it commands, uncertainty continues to surround Trump's bond with a religious constituency.

Lawyers in Religious Tuition Case Readying for Supreme Court

Lawyers in Religious Tuition Case Readying for Supreme Court

By Patrick Whittle | Jan 12
Lawyers for Maine families that want the state to pay their religious school tuition said Friday they'll appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court if an appellate court rules in favor of the state.

Clergy Abuse Minority Survivors Find More Stigma, Less Help

Clergy Abuse Minority Survivors Find More Stigma, Less Help

By Gary Fields, Juliet Linderman and Wong Maye-E | Jan 4
The Samples were a black Chicago family, with six children and few resources. The priest helped them with tuition, clothes, bills. He offered the promise of opportunities — a better life.

Trump Portrays Himself as Defender of Faith for Evangelicals

Trump Portrays Himself as Defender of Faith for Evangelicals

By Jonathan Lemire and Elana Schor | Jan 4
Highlighting his record on religious liberty, President Donald Trump on Friday worked to energize a group of evangelical supporters who make up an influential piece of his political base that could prove vital in battleground states.

Methodist Leaders Propose Plan for Amicable Separation

Methodist Leaders Propose Plan for Amicable Separation

By Travis Loller | Jan 3
United Methodist Church leaders from around the world are proposing a new conservative denomination that would split from the rest of the church in an attempt to resolve a yearslong dispute over gay marriage and gay clergy.

As 2020 Dawns, Trump Looks to Boost Evangelical Support

As 2020 Dawns, Trump Looks to Boost Evangelical Support

By Jonathan Lemire and Elana Schor | Jan 3
In his first campaign move of the 2020 election year, President Donald Trump on Friday will visit a mega-church in Miami to highlight his support among evangelicals as he aims to shore up and expand support from an influential piece of his political base.

Poll: White Evangelicals Distinct on Abortion, LGBT Policy

Poll: White Evangelicals Distinct on Abortion, LGBT Policy

By Elana Schor and Emily Swanson | Jan 2
White evangelical Protestants stand noticeably apart from other religious people on how the government should act on two of the most politically divisive issues at play in the 2020 presidential election, according to a new poll.

Year-end Violence Highlights Danger of Worshipping

Year-end Violence Highlights Danger of Worshipping

By Gary Fields and David Crary | Jan 1
The frequency of attacks has faith leaders and law enforcement grappling with how to protect people when they are at their most vulnerable.

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