Religion and Belief

Washington Christian Outreach has been spreading the gospel by helping to fulfill the material and spiritual needs of the less fortunate for more than four decades (Herald-Standard photo).

Washington Christian Outreach serves the needy | Helping the Helpers

BY: - December 6, 2022

'Anybody can come in and get a hot meal,' assistant director Debbie Boardley said.

White nationalism advocates for a white nation and the protection of white interests. (Photo illustration by Laina Stebbins)

Were the 2022 midterm results a rejection of white Christian Nationalism?

BY: - November 11, 2022

My answer is an enthusiastic maybe, a pastor and advocate says.


‘Christian nationalism’ talk is getting a lot louder. But what does it really mean? | Analysis

BY: - November 3, 2022

Pa. Republican gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano has not claimed the label -- but he has embraced its tenets.

Rev. Richard Freeman stands in front of Resurrection Baptist Church in Braddock CP Photo: Jared Wickerham

In PGH, faith leaders reject rising Christian nationalism movement

BY: - November 2, 2022

'This isn’t new to me. It’s just louder than I’ve seen it in a long, long, long time,' the Rev. Richard Freeman said.


New poll is a roadmap to Republican grievance in 2022 | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - November 2, 2022

A new poll provides an eye-opening glimpse into the values and motivations of the modern Republican Party, and the cultural and political forces that will drive the party faithful to the polls on Nov. 8. The latest American Values poll by the Public Religion Research Institute also zooms in on the views of white evangelical Protestants who backed former President […]


A law professors’ symposium asks: Should we control the U.S. Supreme Court? | Bruce Ledewitz

BY: - October 26, 2022

Yes, American law has a future. The constitutional project is not exhausted. It is not over.

Access to reproductive health care is a fundamental freedom, advocates say in Capitol rally

BY: - October 24, 2022

'The only reason that it is a political issue today is because it's been politicized and weaponized by a small group of ultra-conservatives,' one speaker said.

Sunlight streaming through church window

On learning how to forgive and let live | Lloyd Sheaffer

BY: - October 18, 2022

We are becoming a people who do not want to forgive. We are becoming a people who are unwilling to accept or even overlook differences of opinion.

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We’re Pa. clergy. Christian nationalism isn’t Christian. This is why | Opinion

BY: - October 18, 2022

Christian Nationalism is inseparable from the idol of white supremacy in both our past and our present.

Sunrise at the Western Wall in Jerusalem, Israel (Getty Images).

There’s a secular need for the High Holy Days. This is why | Bruce Ledewitz

BY: - October 11, 2022

Who doesn’t long to start again? Who doesn’t wish to shed all the mistakes of the past?

A person holds a sign reading 'Zero tolerance for antisemitism'

Calls to fear Soros and the ‘globalists’ are antisemitic. We must reject them | Opinion

BY: - October 5, 2022

We have a crucial election coming up, and hate is on the ballot. We must resist these insidious attempts to divide us.

Two women embrace before a Yom Kippur service held outdoors during the COVID-19 pandemic in Los Angeles. Al Seib/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

It’s Yom Kippur. What is the holiday? How is it observed? | Opinion

BY: - October 4, 2022

What does Judaism really say about forgiveness?