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Persecution of Christians Reached Historic Levels in 2014. Will 2015 Be Worse?
Originally Posted: 01/07/2015 - 4:03pm | Type: Blog

From imprisonment to torture to beheadings, more Christians worldwide live in fear for their lives than at any time in the modern era. From imprisonment to torture to beheadings, ...

Rabbi David Saperstein Confirmed as U.S. Ambassador for Religious Freedom
Originally Posted: 12/15/2014 - 2:39pm | Type: Blog

The Senate has confirmed Rabbi David Saperstein as the State Department’s ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, making him the first non-Christian to hold the job. ...

State Dept. Should Act on Pakistan's Religious Freedom Violations, Watchdog Group Says
Originally Posted: 07/30/2014 - 10:20am | Type: Blog

An independent religious freedom watchdog panel has welcomed the State Department’s annual religious freedom report and its list of the world’s worst offenders, which had laid dormant for three years. ...

Rabbi David Saperstein Tapped as First Non-Christian to Serve as U.S. Ambassador for Religious Freedom
Originally Posted: 07/28/2014 - 1:48pm | Type: Blog

President Obama on Monday said he plans to tap Rabbi David Saperstein as the next ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, the first non-Christian to hold the job, which was created in 1998. ...

Our Nation's Graveyard: Clergy Demand Gun Control at National Mall
Originally Posted: 04/12/2013 - 10:07am | Type: Blog

Clergy from California to Connecticut created a makeshift graveyard symbolizing victims of gun violence on the National Mall on Thursday as they exhorted Congress to pass legislation to limit access to firearm ...

Melissa Rogers New Head of White House Faith-Based Office
Originally Posted: 03/14/2013 - 9:55am | Type: Blog

Church-state expert Melissa Rogers will be the new director of the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Church-state expert  Melissa Rogers  wi ...

100 Reasons for a Christmas Miracle
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:35am | Type: Blog

<a href="http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm" target="_blank">Call your Senators right now about the DREAM Act</a>.</p> ...

Video: Jim Wallis on CNN Discussing Obama's Faith Council
Originally Posted: 07/14/2011 - 7:17am | Type: Blog

Jim Wallis, Eboo Patel, and Rabbi David Saperstein discuss the role of President Obama's Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Jim Wallis, Eboo Patel, and Rab ...