Over and over, you hear your friends and family talk about how awful politics is now, how dangerous the world is, how low the discourse, how tenuous our relationships. We keep hearing story after story (finally!) of executives’ propensity to hurt women (and/or children) after years of lessers turning a blind eye. And of course, this is not actually the worst period in history. It | Read More »
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s bloody “War on Drugs” shows little sign of easing. In August, plainclothes police shot and killed 17-year-old student Kian delos Santos, days after killing 32 suspects in the single bloodiest day of the anti-drug campaign. Roughly 3,500 alleged dealers and users have been killed in official police operations since Duterte took […]
Personally, I think Trump is an instrument of God’s will to separate the wheat from the chaff and advance us one step further to the last day, as all leaders and rulers in the present age are doing. He is exposing the weak theology of many American Christians who use the label “evangelical” as an ethnic term instead of a religious signifier.
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Last Friday, three Palestinian citizens of Israel shot and killed two Israeli police officers stationed outside the Temple Mount/Noble Sanctuary, a site holy to Muslims, Christians and Jews. Though not an exceptionally spectacular attack, it’s threatening to send shock waves throughout the region. The three assailants were pursued back into the compound and killed in […]
Trump’s OMB is writing new regulations to carry out Trumps’s religious freedom executive order
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Are Muslims inherently misogynist? Many Americans seem to think so. Public opinion data reveal anxiety about whether Islam is compatible with Western values. A big part of that unease comes from the perception that Muslim societies are sexist and patriarchal. Earlier this year, liberal comedian Bill Maher called it a “fantasy” to assume Muslim refugees […]
The 2016 presidential contest highlighted just how deeply divided the United States is over both politics and religion. The vast majority of white evangelicals (81 percent) voted for Trump. A strong majority of religious “nones” — those who do not identify with any religious tradition — voted for Clinton (68 percent). Of course, the divide […]
Last Wednesday, the Pew Research Center released the results of a new survey showing that American attitudes toward Muslims had improved in the past few years. While respondents to a 2014 survey gave Muslims an average rating of 40 on a 100-point “feeling thermometer” — a scale measuring favorability toward different groups — that number […]
President Trump is expected to announce a ban on Muslim immigrants into the United States. However, polls conducted in the last year show that, despite his electoral success, Trump’s views on Islam and Muslims do not have wide support among the American public. Four polls during the election year revealed extraordinary, progressive and unexpected shifts […]
In their new book, “Religion and the Struggle for European Union,” the political scientists Brent Nelsen and James Guth explore an unlikely source of support for — and opposition to — the European Union: religion. Public opinion surveys from as far back as the 1970s show that Catholics tend to favor European integration; Protestants tend […]