The bishops of Virginia have released a statement calling clergy to protest a rally being held in Charlottesville on Saturday. The rally is called “Unite the Right” and is in response to the city’s removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee and renaming of Lee Park to Emancipation Park.
The poll focused on treatment of LGBTQI+ people, such as in the famous case when the baker refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple. “For the first time in a PRRI poll of this size, no major religious group reports majority support for religiously based service refusals of gay and lesbian Americans,”
On Saturday, people all across the country (including in Fairbanks, AK!) took to the streets to voice their support for science and protest the current administration’s plans to gut the EPA and National Parks Service, among other things. Episcopalians joined the throng honoring “this fragile earth, our island home.”
On March 29, the United Kingdom began the formal process of withdrawing from the European Union. This process could take up to two years for negotiations to be completed. As Brexit, as it’s commonly known, becomes a reality, religious leaders in the EU are expressing their concern.
Some Christian conservatives who have spoken out against Trump have faced backlash, some even losing their jobs for refusing to “keep quiet.”
Uncontroversial when passed in 1954, Trump threatens to do away with the law prohibiting mixing of politics and religion; but many voices across the spectrum suggest there are compelling reasons to leave it alone
Stanley Hauerwas says that Donald Trump is a pious man and that his religious convictions run deep. It’s just not Christian. It’s idolatry. And America, or his view of it, is his church.
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