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Religious leaders who visited El Paso five days before the Aug. 3 shooting have issued a call for all "people of conscience" to speak out against racist policies and speech – including that of President Trump. Read more

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Charlottesville Shelter

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Christians are called to stand up – in words and actions – against the climate of rage and hatred fostered by the president's racialized rhetoric. Read more

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As the resident episcopal leader of the Baltimore-Washington Annual Conference, Bishop LaTrelle Miller Easterling rebukes President Trump for his remarks about the city of Baltimore. Read more

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Eastern Pennsylvania Conferences' Commission on Religion and Race issued an endorsement of a statement sent by church-wide agencies protesting offensive racial comments by President Trump. Read more

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How are Christians to fulfill Jesus' mission of care and compassion in a nation that has become an empire committing evil under a racist president? Read more

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Commentator Jacob Lupfer finds that political power has overcome moral concerns in white evangelicals' support of President Trump and his administration. Read more

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A new survey shows a sharp racial and religious divided over whether the actions of President Trump are encouraging white supremacist organizations. Read more

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The Rev. Richard Bryant responds to President Trump's mocking of Christine Blasey Ford, who has alleged sexual assault by his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Read more

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Our First Amendment promises that no one’s freedom of conscience takes precedence over anyone else’s. The Muslim ban is in direct violation of core American principles, say two prominent religious leaders. Read more

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The terrible news of attacks in Syria prompt Pacific Northwest Conference communicator Patrick Scriven to examine the United Methodist Church's stances on war and peace. Read more

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Religion professor Dr. Kyle Yu examines the possibilities for Korean Christianity from the proposed visit of President Trump to see North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Un. Read more

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In the wake of President Trump's racist remarks on immigration, the General Commission on Religion and Race offers United Methodists some resources for responding to racism in their communities. Read more

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While not a strategy he'd approve as a Christian, President Trump's approach to North Korea may work – but maybe not, writes the Rev. Morgan Guyton. Read more

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Joe Arpaio

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Justifying President Trump's pardon of "infamously racist" Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio reflects a common atonement theology that makes white evangelicalism helpless against white supremacy, writes Morgan Guyton. Read more

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2017 Budget Cuts

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Bread for the World has calculated the financial cost of the social safety net cuts proposed in President Trump's budget, which some expect non-profits such as religious communities to make up in local services. Read more

Erick Erickson

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Anyone reading the Bible without an American white evangelical filter would be flabbergasted that any Christian could justify being anti-environmentalist, writes the Rev. Morgan Guyton. Read more

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Megachurch

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What if, despite predictions to the contrary, Medicaid is eliminated from the federal budget? Will churches step up, as they have in the past, to provide health care? asks the Rev. Morgan Guyton. Read more

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Lancaster Protest

Photo courtesy of Bishop Peggy Johnson/Eastern Pennsylvania Conference

Bishops, academics and other religious leaders continue to issue sharp criticisms of President Donald Trump's executive orders as detrimental to believers, society and scholarship. Read more

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A leaked copy of President Trump's proposed executive order on religious freedom shows it may violate the U.S. Constitution, say legal experts. Its language may also imperil United Methodism's "freedom of the pulpit" and Social Principles. Read more

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Dallas Rainbow

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The example of demonstrators at the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport, who stood up for people detained because of President Trump's travel ban, should inspire us all to defend Muslims, writes the Rev. Eric Folkerth. Read more

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