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Little Sisters of the Poor return to court to fight birth control mandate

By Thomas Reese — January 23, 2020

(RNS) — In a rerun of a 2016 case, the Supreme Court shouldn’t be required to settle what the parties ought to have settled themselves.

Trump pledges to prevent ‘unacceptable’ repression of school prayer

By Adelle M. Banks — January 16, 2020

WASHINGTON (RNS) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said her department’s new guidelines require state agencies to inform it when complaints are filed about limitations to the free exercise of religion.

We need these “Jewish” movies now

By Jeffrey Salkin — January 15, 2020

Time for the Jewish Academy Awards.

Trump is no religious freedom champion

By Melissa Rogers — January 3, 2020

(RNS) — No advocate of religious liberty should hail President Trump as a champion on these issues.

Melissa Rogers envisions a better way forward for faith in the public square

By Aysha Khan — December 3, 2019

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (RNS) — Prompted by what she sees as a new push toward rewriting church-state laws and historic hostility to religious minorities, Rogers’ new book seeks to define the relationship between the government and religion.

Paula White to head Trump’s faith office

By Jack Jenkins — November 1, 2019

WASHINGTON (RNS) — Paula White, a Pentecostal preacher and longtime adviser to President Trump, has been tapped to head the White House’s Faith and Opportunity Initiative, a successor to previous administrations’ faith-based office that coordinates outreach to faith communities.

Cultivate common ground regarding faith in public life

By Melissa Rogers — October 15, 2019

(RNS) — Making lasting progress on the most difficult issues facing our country will require renewed efforts to bring diverse Americans of good faith together to listen to one another.

Christian leaders condemn Christian nationalism in new letter

By Jack Jenkins — August 2, 2019

(RNS) — A group of Christian leaders has condemned Christian nationalism in a new letter entitled ‘Christians Against Christian Nationalism’ that calls on religious Americans to push back against fusions of religion and government they say are distortions of their faith.

Evangelicals’ White House meetings illegal, church-state watchdog says

By Adelle M. Banks — August 31, 2018

WASHINGTON (RNS) — Americans United said the informal group is violating the 1972 Federal Advisory Committee Act established to provide greater transparency for the executive branch.

RNS Best of 2017: All the president’s clergy: A close look at Trump’s ‘unprecedented’ ties with evangelicals

By Emily McFarlan Miller — January 1, 2018

WASHINGTON (RNS) — RNS interviews with key participants suggest that a cadre of conservative Christian religious leaders has the ear of the politically powerful on matters of national priority.

All the president’s clergymen: A close look at Trump’s ‘unprecedented’ ties with evangelicals

By Emily McFarlan Miller — September 5, 2017

WASHINGTON (RNS) — RNS interviews with key participants suggest that a cadre of conservative Christian religious leaders has the ear of the politically powerful on matters of national priority.

Conservative evangelicals revel in their ‘unprecedented’ presidential access

By Adelle M. Banks — July 19, 2017

WASHINGTON (RNS) — Meanwhile, most everyone else is kept at arm’s length.

Six issues to watch in the Supreme Court’s Trinity Lutheran case

By Melissa Rogers — June 28, 2017

(RNS) It may take years to fully grasp the import of the Supreme Court’s decision in Trinity Lutheran Church v. Comer. But these issues will undoubtedly resurface.

Still no sign of leader for White House faith partnership office

By Adelle M. Banks — March 31, 2017

(RNS) President Trump has yet to name the director of the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships nor an ambassador focused on religious freedom.

No such thing as ‘second-class’ faith, White House asserts

By Lauren Markoe — December 17, 2015

(RNS) Religious pluralism deserves more appreciation, the White House says.

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