(RNS) People should not be compelled by the state to violate their consciences. That’s what religious freedom means, and it is a foundational American value.
(RNS) By overemphasizing the links between Islam and extremism, the administration has fueled Muslim anger, obscured the complex roles that religious institutions play in global affairs and ignored important lessons from the past.
(RNS) For far too long, our country has not done enough to help religious minorities in the Middle East via safe zones or refugee resettlement.
(RNS) He cited the role of congregations in three new national historic areas in Alabama and South Carolina.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Quotes from the 44th president about faith over his two terms in the White House.
WASHINGTON (RNS) A president who had been viewed as reticent about his faith wowed many when he sang 'Amazing Grace' at a funeral for a Charleston, S.C., shooting victim. But his record on issues that matter to faith groups was mixed.
(RNS) The freshly signed Frank R. Wolf International Religious Freedom Act is being heralded by both atheists and Christians as a milestone.
(RNS) Faith groups say the program is discriminatory and worry that — while not currently in use — it remains on the federal books.
(RNS) The last appointee to the 24-member council leads a Muslim community organization in Chicago.
(RNS) Siavosh Derakhti is a young, cool Muslim who is trying to awaken Sweden to its anti-Semitism.
(RNS) The president's remarks sometimes echoed the cadences and shape of a church sermon.
(RNS) Referring to President Obama, the Georgia Republican cited Psalm 109:8: “May his days be few; may another seize his position.”
(RNS) Are journalists, pundits and politicians too quick to use the hot-button terms "radical," "terrorist," "extremist" and "Islamist"? And do they apply the same standards when the shooter is a Christian, a Jew or not religious?
The meeting was the fourth between Obama and the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader since Obama took office.
(RNS) If there was one message in the massacre, it seemed to be that LBGT people are still not safe and that religion may be a contributing factor to hatred against gays.