WASHINGTON (RNS) In his first remarks on American soil, Pope Francis told President Obama and a huge crowd at the White House that the U.S. must safeguard religious freedom and stressed the “urgency” of battling global warming.
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(RNS) It looks like American conservatives and Obama critics are more upset than anyone else. “I would love to visit and talk to gay and lesbian people,” Francis recently told a visiting American priest.
DALLAS — The viral Twitter hashtag supporting the clock-making Texas teen arrested as a terror suspect was launched by a college student, Amneh Jafari.
(RNS) Their projects range from a zero-waste synagogue in Boulder, Colo., to global development work after natural disasters.
WASHINGTON (RNS) “Gospel music is what fuels my love of music in general,” first lady Michelle Obama said.
(RNS) Pope Francis will become the third pope to visit 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue when he meets with the president and first lady during his U.S. tour in September.
French citizens of all stripes are part of a “national community” that transcends religion, village and country of origin, she said. “We cannot accept this opposition or violence of one group over another within a national community in Paris.”
WASHINGTON (RNS) National leaders must dispute claims that there is a clash of civilizations in the world, the president said during a second-day speech at the White House Summit on Confronting Violent Extremism.
WASHINGTON (RNS) “No religion is responsible for terrorism — people are responsible for violence and terrorism,” Obama told delegates at the White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism.