Category Archives: Christians

Do evangelical Christians support Biden or Trump? Yes.

Whether evangelical Christian voters lean left or right depends greatly on the tradition they follow. Evangelicals are not a monolith and have different practices and political beliefs. A Pew Research Center survey in April of 7,166 registered voters found diverging … Continue reading

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Church, synagogue win COVID Supreme Court case

That didn’t take long. The month after a new Supreme Court justice was sped onto the bench, the new court began to show its new conservative lean. In a decision announced Nov. 25, the night before Thanksgiving, the court ruled … Continue reading

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Money-changers tale and Jewish stereotypes

The New Testament story about money changers in the Temple is widely known and sustains a darker meaning writes Menachem Wecker, a freelance writer based in Washington, D.C. In a column published by the National Catholic Reporter, Wecker writes that … Continue reading

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Christians decline as share of voters in 2020

In the final days before the U.S. presidential election, the Pew Research Center has some timely updates on the changing religious profile of the electorate. According to Pew, Christians are about 64% of registered voters. They were nearly 80% in … Continue reading

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Coronavirus curbs major religious holy days

Next month, most of the world’s major religions have festivals involving large gatherings of people. Easter is on 12 April (a week later for Eastern Orthodox churches); Passover begins on 8 April; Rama Navami, an important Hindu festival, is on … Continue reading

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Reuniting Jews, Christians and Muslims

From David Crumm on Read the Spirit: “More than 100 Girl Scouts from across Michigan gathered at the internationally renowned Detroit Institute of Arts for a one-day challenge to explore the many religious themes in the DIA’s collection. This elaborately … Continue reading

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Christians, Muslims likely to remain world’s top religions

Jeff Diamant of the Pew Research Center makes some fascinating comparisons about global populations of Christians and Muslims. The Bias Busters series loves Pew for its precision, authority and focus on contemporary issues. If you are as interested in the … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Rachele Kanigel, associate professor of journalism at San Francisco State University, for the launch of a new diversity style guide for journalists. The guide is filled with contemporary definitions and is well organized, listing terms alphabetically and by … Continue reading

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Islam catching Christianity as world’s largest religion

Muslims will nearly match Christians by 2050 The Pew Research Center’s Future of World Religions study projects this month that Islam is growing much faster than Christianity and that he two will have nearly equal numbers of followers by mid-century. … Continue reading

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