(Sightings) — Paula White is a new breed of Christian-right leader who is defined far less by theology than by ideology.
(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.
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) Religious pluralism deserves more appreciation, the White House says.
WASHINGTON (RNS) Signatories of the new letter say a 2007 memo is being cited by some government-funded groups to refuse medical care to some sexual abuse victims or discriminate against LGBT employees.
(RNS) The rules are designed to protect the religious freedom of needy people who receive social services from government–funded religious programs.
WASHINGTON (RNS) “An exception would set a terrible precedent by denying true equality for LGBT people, while simultaneously opening a Pandora’s Box inviting other forms of discrimination,” more than 100 signatories wrote Tuesday in a letter to President Obama.
WASHINGTON (RNS) President Obama campaigned against a Bush-era discrimination policy for religious groups that receive federal grants. Now a growing coalition of groups is trying to hold him to his promise.
(RNS) Joshua DuBois continues to send devotional messages to President Obama every morning, even though he stepped down in February as director of Obama's Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.
(RNS) Jewish tradition commands us to see ourselves as though we were slaves in Egypt. As I sit at my Passover Seder this year, I will wonder about my dining room chairs, and my tablecloth, both of which seem too inexpensive for the labor that must have gone into producing them.
(RNS) Church-state expert Melissa Rogers will be the new director of the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships.
(RNS) President Obama opened the National Prayer Breakfast Thursday (Feb. 7) with the news that Joshua DuBois, head of the White House office focused on the intersection of religion and public policy, will step down this week.