(RNS) I don’t want to see any more kids throw themselves off of a bridge or in front of a train because we as a society have told them they are less worthy because they are “different.”
WASHINGTON — White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett writes that "we share your concern about its potentially devastating effects on the lives of transgender as well as gay, lesbian, bisexual, and queer youth."
WASHINGTON (RNS) "Easter is our affirmation that there are better days," the president said.
SALT LAKE CITY — Mormon President Thomas S. Monson, 87, skipped the meeting with Obama to preserve his strength for the church's massive General Conference.
(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.
(RNS) “The world will applaud your courage and compassion as you defend those that Scripture calls 'the least of these,'" they wrote.
WASHINGTON (RNS) The trouble with making presidents’ religiosity just another weapon in our ongoing ideological war is that we may have ruined religion for presidents themselves.
(RNS) When it comes to the question of who is and who is not a Christian, the governor should have remembered that clarity is often served by asking the questioner why the question is being asked.
(RNS) The term "Crusades" is not some sort of benign, even quaint, historical reference.
WASHINGTON (RNS) No president can make religious rhetoric work without getting buffeted by critics from all directions, experts say.
MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (RNS) No president has made such an appeal to humility and mystery since Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address.
(RNS) When we deny any culpability, we merely perpetuate ignorance and hubris in our own ranks and make ourselves seem dishonest and dangerous in the eyes of the world.
WASHINGTON (RNS) “As people of faith we are summoned to push back against those who try to distort our religion -- any religion -- for their own nihilistic ends,” Obama said.
The White House said Obama would deliver remarks at the Feb. 5 event about the importance of upholding religious freedom, and that the organizers had also invited the Dalai Lama.
NEW DELHI (RNS) Obama's speech was widely interpreted as a message to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Hindu nationalist party, whose rise to power emboldened activists to declare India a nation of Hindus.