The Conversation by Christopher Evans, School of Theology “Throughout American history, religion has played a significant role in promoting social reform…” View full article.
Reuters quoting Nancy Ammerman, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences/ School of Theology “U.S. groups who traditionally have opposed same-sex marriage, including Republicans and white evangelical Christians, have become much less steadfast in their objections, according to a new Pew Research Center poll…” Expert quote: “The generational divide among white evangelicals is especially […]
Haaretz quoting Nancy Ammerman, School of Theology “U.S. synagogues, especially those where rabbis are outspoken about the values espoused by President Donald…” View full article.
Boston Globe Bryan Stone, School of Theology “It’s been memorized by countless Sunday school students, displayed on signs at major sporting events, and printed on the bottom of shopping bags and soda cups…” Expert quote: “The verse first leapt into popular culture in the 1970s, when born-again Christians started holding “John 3:16” signs at stadiums […]
The Conversation By Christopher Evans, School of Theology President Donald Trump embraces several political stances important to his conservative evangelical base… View full article
NBC Latino Rady Roldan-Figueroa, School of Theology For the past week Harvard sociologist Roberto Gonzales has comforted dozens of undocumented students who have called, texted and messaged him asking for guidance in the wake of the Donald Trump victory… Expert quote: “The students are really worried that the President-elect will carry out the promises of […]
PBS By Christopher Evans, School of Theology “On Election Day, hundreds of people lined up to visit Susan B. Anthony’s grave in Rochester, New York…” View full article
Boston Globe Nancy Ammerman, School of Theology People over age 40 can remember a time when, because of blue laws — the Colonial-era prohibitions against commercial activities on Sundays — most stores were closed and very little aside from praying, newspaper-reading, and loafing around happened on Sunday mornings… Expert quote: “That is the biggest dilemma. Once […]
The Atlantic Dana Robert, School of Theology Methodists from around the world are in Portland this week for their General Conference, a big meeting about church teachings and laws that happens every four years… Expert quote: “The bishops are not actually able to act independently on these kinds of issues without explicit permission from the […]
Ozy Nimi Wariboko, School of Theology When Pastor Simon Khaemba visited the United States, he was shocked. As a leader of Kenya’s Quaker community, he was excited to visit fellow “Friends,” as they are known, in North America…. Expert quote: “Southern churches are aggressive in their evangelism.” View full article