Yonat Shimron writes for Religion News Service.
Through the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews that Eckstein founded, evangelicals have contributed more than $1 billion to Jewish causes.
The U.S. government recently granted faith-based foster care agencies in South Carolina an exemption to a regulation barring religious discrimination in federally funded foster care programs.
Last year only 14 Muslim Americans were arrested for alleged involvement with violent extremism—and none of them entered the country illegally.
Recent surveys show that “the vast majority of Americans do not have negative opinions of their Jewish neighbors.”
At the heart of the debate is a question: Is American religion exceptional?
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