Is there a relationship between religion and politics? Yes. Can faith-based doctrine influence election outcomes? Absolutely. Does this present a conflict with the doctrines put forth by the founding fathers? Not really, explains Senior Fellow E.J. Dionne.
The tribes of Israel: Diversity, cohesion, and conflict
I talk to folk [Muslim Americans] all over the country and I think there is a sense of disappointment. They don’t want to hear the word ‘tolerance’; they want to hear the word ‘respect’. They want to be treated with the same dignity and respect as every other American. They are asking, ‘Why isn’t there more outrage when Donald Trump is attacking a religious community? What would happen if these things were being said about another religious community, any religious community?’ There would be outrage on both sides of the aisle. There is concern about how this trickles down to kids at school being bullied.