WASHINGTON (RNS) New members include a transgender woman and representatives of Sikh and Baha’i organizations.
WASHINGTON —A 4-4 split would leave in place lower-court rulings that favored the Obama administration.
(RNS) Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland belongs to a Reform synagogue in Washington, D.C.
(RNS) How can Muslims break the cycle of violence and Islamophobia? Identify extremism and radicalization before it becomes violent.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The president’s speech to several thousand mostly evangelical listeners came a day after he spoke at a Baltimore mosque.
(RNS) She joins ministers from the United Church of Christ and the United Methodist Church nominated to a White House advisory council.
WASHINGTON — On Wednesday (Feb. 3), Obama will visit the Islamic Society of Baltimore mosque, where he will hold a roundtable with the community and deliver remarks.
WASHINGTON — On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the president honors 4 people who helped save Jews during World War II.
(RNS) His cause had been vocally championed by U.S. Christians, but recent revelations by Abedini's wife that he had abused her for years may complicate his homecoming.
(RNS) They voiced support and criticism on issues ranging from religious inclusion to same-sex marriage to Iran.
As the Obamas prepare to celebrate Christmas in Hawaii, the president said he and wife Michelle are "ever-mindful" that "many of our fellow Christians do not enjoy that right" to celebrate openly.
(RNS) The president has spoken in vague and broad terms about faith, but he has good reason to change that now.
He had harsh language for Islamic State "thugs and killers, vowing to fight "by being strong and smart, resilient and relentless." But he also stressed American values, concluding. "Freedom is more powerful than fear."
The San Bernardino Calif., killings by a couple with terrorist ties prompted the Sunday (Dec. 6) address, his first from the Oval Office since 2010.
If we can't condemn Islam for Muslim terrorists, why condemn Christians? asks Jonah Goldberg.