American evangelicals hold the key to the US presidential election. But their right wing conservative bloc vote, galvanised around abortion, is in contrast to evangelicals in the UK, who pursue social justice issues and whose political vote is split.
Amy Coney Barrett, contender for a place on the US Supreme Court, belongs to a small Roman Catholic charismatic community ‘People of Praise, where women leaders are known as “handmaidens”.
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The Puritans’ pursuit of ‘further light’ has been abandoned by much of modern American evangelicalism
The Pilgrim fathers shaped the emerging American story through their religious convictions and strong belief in the common good and social gospel, now abandoned by much of modern US evangelicalism.
Professor Frank Bremer has spent his life researching the Puritans who settled in the new world. On the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower’s voyage, he reviews their attempts to create an exemplary society.
Jonathan Petre tells the story of the Puritan separatists who left Plymouth for the new world in September 400 years ago, later to be joined by ‘saints’ from Suffolk, as the American dream began.
President Trump says his Democrat rival Joe Biden is against God. Biden, a devout Roman Catholic said this was shameful and listed the way faith informs his life.