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Finding Common Good Among Evangelicals In The Political Season

A Minneapolis pastor is traveling the country, speaking to conservative Christians about faith and the Republican party under Donald Trump. The conversations are dominated by concerns about abortion.
Doug Pagitt, (right) a pastor from Minneapolis, and singer Meah Pace (left), are traveling to more than 30 congressional districts, trying to reach evangelical voters who are unhappy with the Trump administration. Source: Sarah McCammon

On a recent evening in Houston, under the heavy branches of live oak trees, Doug Pagitt stood before a couple dozen people gathered on blue folding chairs on the Rice University campus.

"You've heard it said that to be a true Christian, you must vote like a Republican," he said. "But we are here to be reminded that just ain't so."

Pagitt, 52, describes himself as a progressive evangelical. He pastors a church in Minneapolis and has been traveling the country by bus, preaching a message that juxtaposes Trump campaign

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