FROM Karen Oliveto
United Methodists Divided over LGBT Rights The United Methodist Church is America's third largest faith group after the Catholic Church and the Southern Baptist Convention, and like them, it's struggling over LGBT rights. That's become all too clear at this week's General Conference in Portland, Oregon. Photo: David Goehring Dr. Karen Oliveto is a lesbian and Senior Pastor at the Glide Memorial Church in San Francisco. She's also one of 864 delegates from all over the world, and joins us to talk about the challenges of being a global religion in 2016.
Trump plays scolder-in-chief with NATO allies At the opening of NATO’s dramatic new headquarters in Brussels today, President Trump acknowledged that Article 5 — promising that “an attack on one nation is an attack on all” -- has only been invoked one time: in the aftermath of September 11. But the President failed to provide what 27 other Alliance members have been waiting for: a re-commitment by America’s new leader to Article 5. Instead, they got a scolding.
What happens when America retreats from the world? Is President Trump taking his "America First" agenda to extremes, withdrawing the country from the international stage on trade and climate change, distancing America from its traditional allies across the Atlantic and even threatening to physically isolate the country through the building of a wall along its southern border? León Krauze guest hosts.
Venezuela spirals into economic and political chaos Venezuela, a country whose potential for prosperity is unmatched, finds itself on the verge of civil war. What sustains the repressive government? With time running out, guest host León Krauze looks at what the international community can do to pull the country from the edge of collapse.