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Political focus: turbulent religious issues

January 4, 2017

In a Trump administration, “religious freedom” is expected to either flourish — or come under attack — depending on who defines religious freedom. Hot-button issues — immigration, abortion, poverty, health care, gay rights and education — will put religion near the center of public life and debate in the US.

In Washington post imagea divided, angry America, religious freedom is frequently seen through the lens of the “culture wars,” says Charles Haynes, director of the Religious Freedom Center at the Newseum. Once Donald Trump is inaugurated, many religious conservatives will seek to rollback culture war advances made by President Obama, including on abortion rights and LGBT rights.

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Comparative Religion Staff