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  • Verdict on first religious freedom report under Trump: Great rhetoric, what do we do?

    Verdict on first religious freedom report under Trump: Great rhetoric, what do we do?

    Given that President Donald Trump repeatedly has vowed to make defending religious freedom a key element of U.S. foreign policy, release of the first State Department International Religious Freedom Report on his watch was keenly anticipated. Overall, observers say there’s good stuff in it, but it still leaves the basic question unanswered: Having named the problem, what are we going to do about it?

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  • A pastor explains his politics after saying Trump has authority to attack North Korea

    A pastor explains his politics after saying Trump has authority to attack North Korea

    Pastor Robert Jeffress says people have overreacted to his statement that God has given President Donald Trump the authority to “take out” North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The Baptist leader said the Bible has given government the authority to use whatever force necessary, including assassination or war, to topple an evil dictator. The remarks came just a month after an article in a Vatican-approved journal said an Evangelical fundamentalism that was “not adverse to conflicts” was exerting influence on U.S. politics.

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  • Amid nuclear fears, remember a pope once helped avert Armageddon

    Amid nuclear fears, remember a pope once helped avert Armageddon

    Though comparisons with North Korea’s threat to fire ballistic missiles near Guam and the Cuban Missile Crisis may be premature, the anxiety level is undeniable. The situation evokes memories of a pope in many ways cut from the same cloth as Francis, St. John XXIII, who helped prevent a nuclear war with a timely and passionate appeal for peace.

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