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Counter-protester clergy link arms at Unite the Right rally

While Religious Groups Condemn Trump’s Charlottesville Comments, Evangelicals Remain Devoted

August 27, 2017

After a white supremacist rally resulted in the death of a counter-protester, President Donald Trump has been criticized from religious leaders of a variety of political leanings, but has largely retained the support of white evangelicals, who overwhelmingly voted for him in the 2016 election.

The Saturday, August 12 rally in Charlottesville, Virginia saw the coalescence of assorted white nationalist...

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Protesters gather with signs at March for Science

At March for Science, Debate Over Anti-Evolutionists

April 27, 2017

Last Saturday, tens of thousands gathered in cities around the world to advocate for the value and ongoing necessity of science for human progress.

With the largest group congregating on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., March for Science protesters had a decidedly political aim: to speak out against “policies that ignore scientific evidence and endanger both human life and the future of our world.”

Protesters particularly targeted the current administration with criticism. Signs decried President Trump’s...

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DAPL Protest Banners

Federal Government Halts Pipeline Construction on American Indian Sacred Grounds

September 13, 2016

Last Friday, the federal government issued a temporary halt to construction on a crude oil pipeline that would run near American Indian tribal lands.

The joint statement from several governmental agencies came just 15 minutes after a U.S. District Judge had ruled that construction could continue unimpeded...

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Fatal Protests Mark Anniversary of Tibetan Uprising

Fatal Protests Mark Anniversary of Tibetan Uprising

March 10, 2016

Last month, two Tibetan Buddhist teenagers died of self-immolation just weeks before the 57th anniversary of the Tibetan Uprising.

Dorjee Tsering, a 16-year-old student who was living in India as a refugee from Tibetan China, had been considering how best to protest China’s continued rule of Tibet for some time. Radio Free Asia reported that Tsering had told his parents he wanted to do something to express his support for Tibet’s freedom from Chinese rule.

Tsering’s mother,...

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