QAnon followers believed Trump’s presidency would result in exposure and execution of Democrats, plutocrats, paedophiles and the rest of the “Deep State”. It didn’t happen, which has left disillusionment and re-imagined beliefs.
President Joe Biden sets out priorities to unite America and defend truth; Pope urges action on vulnerable and poor; World Health Organisation warns of moral failure if vaccines are lacking in poorer countries.
Joe Biden’s Catholic faith is almost invisible to secular liberals, yet it is going to be one of the most important things about him politically as well as personally.
Joe Biden, faithful Catholic, becomes 46th president of the United States; Revolt over anti-genocide trade deals is defeated; The “sacred civic role” of faith groups in the pandemic; Sikhs go online to commemorate Guru Gobind Singh Ji’s birthday
Shock after the storming of the Capitol is leading to soul searching questions on the values of America, the racial divide, and the manipulation of Catholics and evangelicals into an unholy alliance.
The storing of the Capitol has led to a day of reckoning as to how America’s shared values, embedded in faith, have fallen prey to lies, violence and a threat to the republic itself.
Stories to watch in 2021 include the impact of Covid-19 on finance and faith; a new “faith commissioner”; arguments over sexuality; a man of faith in the White House; plus a roundup of stories you may have missed stories you may have missed.
Christopher Lamb outlines four religion stories to look out for in 2021 – faith groups dealing with the pandemic, a new faith department in UK government, Pope Francis in Iraq and Joe Biden’s faith values impacting America.
Black protestant and growing non religious voters, key to Joe Biden winning the US presidential election, frame the future direction on poverty, race and social justice.