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Do Political Campaigns Belong in the Church?

During an election year, you may hear a lot of overlap between religious leaders and politicians. People of varying beliefs claim that certain people running for office offer more to those who believe in God. They may ev ...

Category: Politics Religion

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How Dropping the Number of Refugees Allowed Into the US Is Affecting Displaced Religious Minorities

Historically, the United States has allowed for around 81,000 refugees to be admitted into the country every year. These are often religious minorities or similarly discriminated-against people fleeing from some of the w ...

Category: Aid Morality Politics Religion

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A Playlist of Political Protest Songs

Artists have long used creative works to support civil rights and peace. Music has often driven change and supported the hard work of activists. Here are some musicians and groups who have published music that in some wa ...

Category: Equal Rights Politics

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Religious Liberals and Conservatives in America

With important election results still being counted, it is interesting to look at the ways Americans identify with different candidates. Often, religious groups tend to lean one way or the other when it comes to politics ...

Category: Politics Religion Political and Religious Controversy

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How To Encourage Members of Your Faith Community To Vote

Election season is in full swing, and this year it seems the stakes of the outcomes are higher than ever. Reminders to vote are flooding social media platforms, arriving in text messages and emails to registered voters a ...

Category: Politics

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Joe Biden's Stance on Religion and How It May Sway Voters

The United States is known for being a country that values religious freedom through the separation of church and state. While politics and religion are meant to stay independent of one another, there is often a lot of c ...

Category: Politics Religion Political and Religious Controversy

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The Role of Religion in US Elections

With presidential elections quickly approaching in the United States, it can be interesting to see the different ways in which candidates appeal to voters. With religion being an important part of life for many Americans ...

Category: Politics Religion

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Buddhism's Response to Current Issues

While it is sometimes seen as more of a philosophy than a religion in the United States and other Western countries, it is important to remember that Buddhism does in fact have a religious structure and many deeply faith ...

Category: Aid Politics Religion

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The Catholic Church’s Members Respond to the United States Political Climate

Catholics are an interesting group to watch during election season as they are a very diverse group with very liberal and very conservative members. What are Catholics thinking heading into the election?

Category: Politics

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Big Changes in the United Methodist Church's Stance on LGBTQ Rights

Issues concerning LGBTQ rights often pose big questions to politicians and religious leaders alike. While some churches continue to claim that having a sexual orientation other than heterosexuality goes against their tea ...

Category: Human Rights Morality Politics Religion

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