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Evangelical Christians are racially diverse – and hold diverse views on...

Janelle Wong, University of Maryland The influence of white evangelicals on American politics is well known. More than 80 percent supported Donald Trump in the...

Women’s higher education was pioneered by evangelical Christian leaders

Andrea L. Turpin, Baylor University Southern Baptist Convention leader Paige Patterson was asked to step down early Wednesday morning following a meeting of the board...

How Christian media is shaping American politics

Jason C. Bivins, North Carolina State University For Americans growing up between the 1950s and the 1980s, religion was not a regular presence on television....

History shows why school prayer is so divisive

Frank S. Ravitch, Michigan State University The education committee of the Kentucky Senate is currently considering a bill for a “day of prayer” in the...

Why the Christian right opposes pornography but still supports Trump

Kelsy Burke, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Many commentators have pointed out the hypocrisy of Christian leaders who claim a moral high ground while supporting President Donald...

How the religious right shaped American politics: 6 essential reads

Kalpana Jain, The Conversation In 2017 an evangelical perspective influenced many political decisions, as President Donald Trump embraced the key constituency that voted overwhelmingly in...

Why Trump’s evangelical supporters welcome his move on Jerusalem

Julie Ingersoll, University of North Florida President Trump’s announcement on Wednesday, Dec. 6 that the U.S. would recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel received...

In Brazil, religious gang leaders say they’re waging a holy war

Robert Muggah, Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio) The expression “evangelical drug trafficker” may sound incongruous, but in Rio de Janeiro, it’s...

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Dennis Jett, Pennsylvania State University In every other developed democratic country, the role of ambassador, with only very rare exceptions, is given to career diplomats...