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To Elect Godly Leaders, Evangelicals in U.S. Politics
May 26, 2016
Does faith inform your vote? This week we hear from two evangelicals on how their religion informs their stance on Trump. Then, we hear from an ex-Muslim on keeping religion out of government.
The Evangelical Debate Over Trump May 26, 2016
Donald Trump’s run for the White House has thrown the GOP into an identity crisis. And this has led to a deep rift within a core constituency of the Republican Party: evangelical voters. We hear from two evangelicals -- a pastor and a professor -- who sit on opposite sides of the divide.

How does religion influence Trump and his campaign? Listen to our Faith Factor episode on Trump's religion. 

Robert Jeffress, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas
John Fea
, professor of history at Messiah College in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania

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The History of Evangelical Political Engagement May 26, 2016
Evangelical political engagement has been a big story since the 1980 election of Ronald Reagan. But have evangelicals always been so politically active? Have they always leaned Republican? We speak with a professor of U.S. religious history to learn more about the roots of evangelical political involvement.

Pictured: Rev. Billy Graham with Nancy and Ronald Reagan

Darren Dochuk, professor of history at the University of Notre Dame


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An Ex-Muslim on Keeping Religion Out of Government May 26, 2016
"The biggest gathering of non-religious people in history." That’s how D.C.’s upcoming Reason Rally is being described. We hear from one of the key speakers in the lineup — Maryam Namazie. She shares her views on why religion should be separate from politics and discusses what’s at stake for atheists, and especially ex-Muslims, around the world.

The rally will take place on June 4th at 10am at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. 

Maryam Namazie, secularist, ex-Muslim and human rights activist
Thou Shalt Not Tell A Lie May 27, 2016

Thou Shalt Not Tell A Lie is a new quiz segment on Interfaith Voices. Vote here on which statement you think is TRUE!

This week, we focus on a statement by Pope Francis. Recently, he met in Rome with the leaders of nuns' communities from around the world. They raised the question of women serving as deacons. The pope agreed to study the question and the press stories flew. For the record, Catholic deacons are one step below priests in the hierarchy in the church. 



3: The role of deacon was originally created to wash the feet of priests before mass, and to cook for them when they were traveling. 
Tune in next week for the answer!