By John Gehring, National Catholic Reporter
How do you begin a letter when you are angry, astonished and full of shame? I can only speak plainly to you. Now isn’t a time to go silent or tiptoe around the sharp edges. My hope is you will hear my pain and rage, and that I have a big enough heart to listen to you.
By Episcopal News Service
Prominent Catholic, Protestant, Sikh, Muslim and Jewish faith leaders have endorsed a national petition stating that white supremacy has no place in the West Wing or any other rung of leadership.
By Emily McFarlan Miller, Kimberly Winston, Religion News Service
Many of Trump’s appointments so far are people of faith; some are supported or opposed by different faith groups; others have made public statements or taken actions regarding different faith groups.
By Henry Gass, Christian Science Monitor
Immigrants fighting deportation can be detained for more than a year without a judge’s approval. The Supreme Court will consider if that is constitutional at a time when Donald Trump could increase deportations.
By Amy Butler, Baptist News Global
Don’t forget that the election is over now, and the separation of church and state does not limit the ability of religious institutions or leaders to critique the state or the people who occupy positions of leadership in government.
By Moriah Balingit, Washington Post
The Southern Poverty Law Center documented 867 “hate incidents” in the 10 days after Donald Trump was elected president, more than 300 of which included direct references to the president-elect or his campaign rhetoric.
By Adam Liptak, New York Times
The Supreme Court on Tuesday appeared skeptical of the way Texas decides who must be spared the death penalty on account of intellectual disability, with several justices indicating that the state’s standards were either too strict or too arbitrary.
By Jeff Brumley, Baptist News Global
National and media outlets are reporting a growing movement of congregations, churches and synagogues, which are providing refuge for immigrants facing immediate deportation.
By Tony Campolo and Shane Claiborne, New York Times
As the election retreats like a hurricane heading back out to sea, first responders are assessing the damage left in its wake. One casualty is the reputation of evangelicalism.
By Emma Green, The Atlantic
They’re worried about poverty, hunger, drug addiction, and the “softness” of the country. And they’ve got high expectations for their president.
Deep Dive of the Week
By Public Religion Research Institute
A new PRRI/The Atlantic survey released today casts new light on the challenges Hillary Clinton faced in motivating her supporters in the final weeks of the election. While roughly two-thirds (66 percent) of women who voted for Clinton report their husband or partner also voted for Clinton, nearly one in five (19 percent) report that their husband or partner did not vote at all in the 2016 election.