WASHINGTON (RNS) The State Department’s new point man on religious engagement is a professor of Christian ethics at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington and a former adviser to President Obama’s campaign and other Democrats on outreach to religious voters.
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(RNS) South Sudan’s independence is praised as good for political reasons. But Christians in the north say they are being persecuted. Several churches in Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, have been destroyed and others closed down.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Let’s be clear: Christians in the military are not under threat of constant, widespread persecution.
WASHINGTON (RNS) A broad coalition spearheaded by Catholics and Southern Baptists is pushing back against the Obama administration’s final contraception mandate rules, calling it a threat to religious liberty for people of all faiths.
Gov. Rick Perry says “the holidays are coming early this year,” as he signs a bill that allows Texas public school students and staff to use traditional holiday greetings and display religious scenes and symbols on school property.
(RNS) A national conference on religious freedom reveals the strengths and weaknesses of the coalition that fears an erosion of religious liberty in the U.S.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Watchdogs say the State Department missed a key opportunity to put teeth into its annual assessment of global religious freedom, which was released by Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Fifteen countries make the list of most egregious violators of religious liberty, compiled by the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. But some of the most alarming oppression is committed by entities that can hardly be called countries.
TORONTO (RNS) After nearly two years of delay, Canada on Tuesday finally named its ambassador for the Office of Religious Freedom.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Half of Americans worry that religious freedom in the U.S. is at risk, and about a third say “the gay and lesbian community” is to blame.