For the first time in eight years, progressive congregations throughout the United States will find themselves under a president who is opposed to many of their views. One congregation in California, All Saints Episcopal Church of Pasadena, garnered national headlines earlier this month for its refusal to pray for President Donald Trump by name. “We are in a

unique situation in my lifetime where we have a president elect whose name is literally a trauma trigger to some people,” said All Saints Church Rector Mike Kinman, as report by local media outlet Pasadena Now. “Whereas before we prayed for ‘Barack, our president,’ we are now praying for ‘our president, our president elect, and all others in authority.’ This practice will continue for at least the near future.” READ MORE