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“Where God Lives”: Religion Behind the Headlines
July 28, 2022
We look into some of the biggest headlines of the last few months from the perspective of religion.
Steven Rabey
Pro-Family Christians and “The Big Lie” July 28, 2022
Steve Rabey has spent the last three decades covering evangelicals and other conservative Christians. Recently, he’s focussed on the often obscured links between Christian pro-family groups and Republicans who support and promote the false and misleading claims that the 2020 election was stolen. Most of these groups enjoy the tax-exempt status of churches or other houses of worship, so politicking is a no-no. But, Rabey says, these groups often operate with impunity and pour millions of dollars into political causes.

Steve Rabey Author and journalist. He has written for The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and The Washington Post.
Emily McFarlan Miller
Telling the Truth is the First Step July 28, 2022
Emily McFarlan Miller covers mainline Protestants and Native American spirituality. She has been following the investigations into abuses at residential boarding schools for indigenous peoples run by the governments of Canada and the U.S. She discusses the findings of a recent government inquiry into abuses at these schools, many of which were run by religious denominations.

Emily McFarlan Miller. Award-winning freelance journalist and social media consultant.
David Crary
New Life for an Old Faith July 28, 2022
Recently, The Associated Press’s David Crary wrote a primer about Zoroastrians, one of the oldest faiths that has, until recently, experienced ever-dwindling numbers. A new focus on young Zoroastrians may change that.

David Crary. Religion news director for Associated Press.


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