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Why Pete Buttigieg may be reviving ideals of the Social Gospel Movement

(The Conversation) — “Christian faith,” the South Bend, Ind., mayor has said, can lead one “in a progressive direction,” not to mention lead to skepticism about the value of wealth.
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How to be a mensch at your seder (or Easter dinner)

(RNS) — As we gather for the holidays, we all need someone who sees the spark of divinity in everyone at the table — even those whose views we can’t stand.
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‘We need to inspire the new, not just curse the darkness’

(RNS) — Spiritual teacher Marianne Williamson is running for president not just against Donald Trump but for a new politics based on love.
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Close vote in Israel extends tiny ultra-Orthodox Jewish parties’ outsized sway

JERUSALEM (RNS) — Besides its effect on the everyday lives of Jewish Israelis, the influence of haredi parties promises to exacerbate tensions between the Israeli government and non-Orthodox Diaspora Jews.
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What every Democratic presidential candidate needs to know about religious voters

(RNS) — The current crop of Democratic White House contenders can learn from how Senators Kennedy and Obama handled their very different faith-based crises.
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In Québec, Christian liberalism becomes the religious authority

(RNS) — Bill 21, like the previous secularism bills, disproportionately targets religious minorities’ symbols and practices.
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White evangelical support for Trump comes from churchgoers, not EINOs

(RNS) — A common rebuttal to stats showing the loyalty of Trump’s base is that these voters are EINOs (Evangelicals in Name Only). A new Pew report tells a different story.
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Religious unaffiliation is growing in the U.S. Why isn’t it in Congress?

(RNS) — Contrary to public perception, atheists are, on the whole, less nationalistic, prejudiced and authoritarian than the average American.
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Evangelical Christians need an exit ramp from Trumpism

(RNS) — Political observers seem to assume that Trump’s Christian base will follow him no matter what. But recent polls show a decent Republican alternative could peel them away from the president in the 2020 primaries.
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Tulsi Gabbard’s 2020 bid raises questions about Hindu political ties

As Gabbard readies to launch her presidential race in early February, her connection to Indian Hindu political leaders, is turning out to be one of her biggest obstacles.
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