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Goodbye, God Gap: Trump and Clinton Have Churchgoers Unusually Split

Typically, the more religious an American is, the more likely that person is to vote Republican; the less religious, the more likely to vote Democrat. That pattern has been true for the past few decades (but not before), up until this election. Kate Shellnutt provides more detail in Christianity Today.

Can Islam and Liberalism Coexist?

Shadi Hamid's interview by Isaac Chotiner from Slate is particularly revealing in terms of the ways in which our culture fails to understand what it means to be sincerely religious as a Muslim, Christian, etc. Read Michael's highlights and commentary from the interview on Twitter.

Clinton Emails Reference Foster Care

What does a "Ctrl + F" search for "foster care" through Wikileak's archive of Hillary Clinton's emails reveal? A deep interest in child welfare. Kathleen Strottman, a good friend of Michael's and former director of Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI), is quoted in this article.

Congressman John Lewis, Lecrae and Jeff Shinabarger in Conversation

Lecrae, a Christian rapper, and Jeff Shinabarger, a social entrepreneur, asks Rep. John Lewis (D-Georgia) about his experiences with Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement, as well as what it takes for us to pursue the "way of peace, the way of love, the way of non-violence."

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