(RNS) 32 percent of Americans support clergy endorsing candidates from the pulpit — a jump from 24 percent in 2010 .
Articles tagged “President Barack Obama”
WASHINGTON (RNS) The rivalry between Al-Qaida and the Islamic State has forced the United States to rethink its approach to combating terrorism in the region.
(RNS) The letter stands in contrast to a petition launched by conservative Catholic, evangelical and Jewish activists who demanded that President Obama sharply escalate military action against Islamic extremists.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Congress created a new job at the State Department to protect religious minorities across the Middle East. But is the position really open?
(RNS) In its citation, the White House said Krista Tippett’s show “avoids easy answers, embracing complexity and inviting people of all faiths, no faith, and every background to join the conversation.”
WASHINGTON (RNS) A Reform rabbi and lawyer, Saperstein, 66, has led the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism for 40 years, and has spent his career in Washington, focusing on social justice and religious freedom issues.
(RNS) The result was a split-the-baby solution that largely pleased Obama’s gay rights supporters while mollifying some religious critics and leaving enough ambiguity to blunt the opposition of more hard-line foes.
(RNS) The newest Gallup poll finds most Christians don’t approve of President Obama and most Muslims do.
(RNS) Religious exemption opponents claim it would relegate gays to second-class citizens. But religious institutions in the U.S. already enjoy exemptions to discriminate in hiring, including refusing to hire women in senior leadership.