(RNS) — As the Democratic presidential candidates try to stand out from the pack, they are ignoring one issue that could draw religious voters.
(RNS) — Religion has been more closely tied to politics and politics more closely tied to religion than most care to admit. And yet, advocates for international religious freedom often treat religious freedom and political freedom as totally separate and distinct domains.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — The Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom will focus on countries that have at least begun to work on improving the rights of religious minorities within their borders, the U.S. religious freedom ambassador told Religion News Service in an interview Monday.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — Sam Brownback, a former U.S. senator who was confirmed in January as the fifth U.S. ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, was a key sponsor of the International Religious Freedom Act.
WASHINGTON (RNS) — Administration supporters who are also religious freedom advocates spoke in glowing terms about the significance of the gathering. But outside observers are less impressed.
(RNS) — The religious freedom advocates at the State Department’s ministerial this week need to say plainly that Trumpism and international religious freedom contradict each other in ways we cannot ignore.
(RNS) — I would not vote for Sam Brownback. I certainly did not vote for the president who nominated him.
But we need to get back to common sense and common decency. Democrats: Sam Brownback is not your enemy.