Category Archives: U.S.

Initiative Urges Using Faith to Fight Cynicism In Washington

Georgetown University’s John Carr has been a leading figure in the American Church’s campaign for social justice for decades. He says Pope Francis’s mission and message have given us tremendous…

Neil Gorsuch’s ‘Complicated’ Religion

Earlier this month, the Trump administration summoned two dozen religious leaders to a private meeting. The mission: to rally support for Neil Gorsuch, Trump’s Supreme Court nominee.

Religious Communities Continue the Tradition of Sanctuary

As the Trump administration cracks down on undocumented immigration, religious communities across the country are responding by preparing to shelter people at risk of deportation.

Sikhs In the US: America Is Our Home and We Are Here to Stay

Over a century ago, in a Washington town called Bellingham, a xenophobic mob attacked a community of recent immigrants from India. Most of the victims were Sikhs.

Birmingham Church Asks State For Permission to Form Is Own Police Force

Briarwood Presbyterian Church already has more than 4,000 members, two private schools and its own radio station. And if administrators have their way, the wealthy congregation could soon add something…

Is There a Christian Double Standard on Religious Violence?

Nearly 80 percent of Christians don’t think a terrorist acting in the name of Christianity is Christian. But more than half say terrorists acting in the name of Islam are…

Why Attacks on Jewish Cemeteries Provoke Particular Fear

Each new incident assumes added significance for Muslims and Jews who see them as part of a broader pattern. Tarek El-Messidi had been planning to leave Philadelphia to visit family…

The Long Road to Religious Freedom for Sikhs In the Army

Lt. Col. Kamal Singh Kalsi gave more than 1,000 interviews in eight years as part of his fight to help Sikh soldiers stay true to their faith while serving the…