“Religious Left” Emerging as U.S. Political Force in Trump Era

Reuters’s Scott Malone writes that the religious left is emerging as a political force in the wake of President Trump’s exclusionary policies on immigration, healthcare, and social welfare. Malone writes, “Although support for the religious left is difficult to measure, leaders point to several examples, such as a surge of congregations offering to provide sanctuary to immigrants seeking asylum, churches urging Republicans to reconsider repealing the Obamacare health law and calls to preserve federal spending on foreign aid.” Although many are skeptical that the religious left can match the political influence of the religious right, Malone writes, “Financial support is also picking up. Donations to the Christian activist group Sojourners have picked up by 30 percent since Trump’s election, the group said.”

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