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Interfaith Leaders Implore Trump, McConnell and Pelosi to End Shutdown

“On the issues of border security and our immigration policy, we agree with President Trump that we face a crisis of heart and soul, though we differ dramatically in our understanding of it. Differences aside, we are clear that inventing a new crisis by closing the government and adversely affecting so many innocent people does not help to address border security.”

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Archbishop of Canterbury wonders at Christian support of Trump

Yesterday on ITV’s “Peston on Sunday” program, the Most Rev. Justin Welby said that he couldn’t understand why any Christians backed President Donald Trump. “I really, genuinely, do not understand where that is coming from.” He also chastised the president for his “completely unacceptable” views on women. An exit poll after the election showed that 81% of ‘white, born-again, evangelical Christians’ voted for Trump.

However, the archbishop did say he would meet with the president if he ever came to Britain. Welby said part […]

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Rabbis cancel annual conference call with Trump

“The president’s words have given succor to those who advocate anti-Semitism, racism, and xenophobia,” write rabbis of three traditions in a statement canceling what became an annual conference call with President Barack Obama.

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Faith and the White House: Who has access?

“Limited” – “practically non-existent” – “frozen out” – this is non-Christian-evangelical faith leaders are describing their access to the White House, in contrast with the communication lines that previous presidents, Republican and Democrat, have kept open.

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Church of England General Synod meets this week

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby had strong words about the state of western politics at the opening of the General Synod of the Church of England in London yesterday.

The Guardian reports,

The archbishop of Canterbury has grouped Brexit and the election of Donald Trump with the revival of nationalism, populism and even fascism across the globe.

In his opening address at the Church of England’s synod, meeting this week in London, Justin Welby said: “There are a thousand ways to explain the […]

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Speaking to the Soul: Two Kinds of Power

I sometimes strain to see the reign of God, the “yeast action,” at work in my country these days. Even many who name themselves Christian incarnate values of denigration, domination, greed, division, baseness, and every form of oppression, mostly notably racism.

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