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.
Faith groups are delivering essential services during the pandemic, but there may be tension as they fill gaps in welfare provision while retaining their distinctive ethos.
Catholic voters in America have been evenly split between Donald Trump and Joe Biden and despite the election and insurrection on Capitol Hill , positions remain entrenched.
Charismatic pastors who prophesied that Trump would win the election have been abused, threatened and received death threats after apologising for their error.
The coronavirus pandemic and lockdowns could see increasing numbers of more nominal religious believers abandon their faith, as they lose the habit of worship.
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.
The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the way that religion is financed in England, and this will change the religious — and physical — landscape of the country.