Off the Mall, churches strategize, serve on Inauguration Day

Off the Mall, churches strategize, serve on Inauguration Day

Off the Mall, churches strategize, serve on Inauguration Day churches : The People’s Prayer Service at Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 20, 2017. RNS photo by Adelle M. Banks churches :  As crowds neared the Capitol for the swearing-in of President Donald Trump on Friday (Jan. 20), two churches within miles of the National Mall did more than watch: one strategized, the other served.At Metropolitan African Methodist Church, a dozen groups gathered to pray and devise a plan for advancing its goals of justice for women, immigrants…

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6 facts about faith and the inauguration

6 facts about faith and the inauguration

6 facts about faith and the inauguration Inauguratino : President Obama places his hand on two Bibles held by first lady Michelle Obama as he recites the oath of office before the U.S Capitol to begin his second term on Jan. 21, 2013. (Brooks Kraft LLC/Corbis via Getty Images) The trappings of religion have long been part of U.S. presidential inaugurations. Amid the secular pomp that heralds the start of a presidency are prayer services, an invocation and benediction, and a traditional (if extraconstitutional) mention of God in the presidential oath…

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The Best Inauguration Week Music Won’t Be Found At The Capitol Building

The Best Inauguration Week Music Won’t Be Found At The Capitol Building

The Best Inauguration Week Music Won’t Be Found At The Capitol Building Donald Trump has had some serious trouble locking down musicians to perform at his inauguration festivities. In part, this might be because some of the best contemporary artists are busy planning alternative performances on and around inauguration weekend, aimed at protecting the people threatened by the president-elect’s administration, including women, immigrants, LGBTQ individuals ― and also, the Earth. Several live performances planned this month are taking a loudly anti-Trump stance, including the Planned Parenthood and All Access concert “Show Up!”…

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Donald Trump Makes Dubious Claim About Inauguration Singer Jackie Evancho

Donald Trump Makes Dubious Claim About Inauguration Singer Jackie Evancho Fact-Checking Donald Trump’s Claim About Jackie Evancho’s Album Sales | Billboard News The best entertainment to come out of Donald Trump’s A-list-starved inauguration might be the president-elect’s tweets defending it. On Wednesday, he used his favorite medium, Twitter, to address his low-wattage docket of performers by pumping up the cred of one singer who is scheduled to sing, former “America’s Got Talent” contestant Jackie Evancho. Only Trump’s claims that Evancho’s “album sales have skyrocketed after announcing her inauguration performance” are being called into question.…

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