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2014/07/28 22:36
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President Barack 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...
2014/07/28 22:36
2014/07/28 22:36
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2014/07/28 19:29
2014/07/28 19:29
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Rabbi David Saperstein Named U.S. Religious Freedom EnvoyReform Leader Is First Jew To Hold Post (Religion News Service) — Rabbi David Saperstein will be named the next ambassador-at-large for...
2014/07/28 18:09
2014/07/28 18:09
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With scarcely three days to go before India’s behemoth general elections kick off, a high-level official commission looking into violations of human rights of religious minorities in India said,...
Read more at The Hindu, The Hindu
2014/07/28 18:01
2014/07/28 18:01
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President Obama announced today that he will nominate Rabbi David Saperstein, longtime director and counsel of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism in Washington, as the State Department’s...
2014/07/28 13:22
2014/07/28 13:22
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House and Senate leaders announced Saturday they struck a budget deal. The question now: What will Gov. Pat McCrory do? Weeks ago, in issuing his first veto threat on this year’s budget bill, McCrory...
2014/07/27 18:22
2014/07/27 18:22
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Former NC Supreme Court Associate Justice Patricia Timmons-Goodson has been appointed to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights by President Barack Obama. Timmons-Goodson served for six years as an...
2014/07/27 08:02
2014/07/27 08:02
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In the 1960s, President Lyndon Johnson created out of whole cloth the Great Society, which by all accounts was to redress the economic issues and consequences of unequal outcomes in America...
2014/07/26 12:19
2014/07/26 12:19
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For the memorial, wheat was painted white and then scanned by a 3D laser scanner; the image was then imported into a computer which created a mold to be used in casting the bronze relief. (Will...
2014/07/25 10:29
2014/07/25 10:29
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First Woman Rabbi Recalled at Terezin CampPlaque Unveiled for Regina Jonas A memorial plaque to Regina Jonas, the first female rabbi, was unveiled at the former Nazi concentration camp Terezin in the...
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2014/07/24 18:36
2014/07/24 18:36
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As yet another week of apocalyptic violence swept across Gaza, Fouad Twal, the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, has been making the rounds in Washington, advancing the cause of Palestinian Christians and...
2014/07/23 15:28
2014/07/23 15:28
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June 5, 2014: In this file image made from an undated video provided by Al Fajer, a Sudanese nongovernmental organization, Meriam Ibrahim breastfeeds her newborn baby girl as the NGO visits her in a...
2014/07/19 08:02
2014/07/19 08:02
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The world is aflame, and religious minorities are among those who suffer most from increasing conflict. Pakistan is notable for its failure to protect religious liberty, the most basic right of...
2014/07/16 21:14
2014/07/16 21:14
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The Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission President Russell Moore has called on President Barack Obama to fill the Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious...
2014/07/11 22:22
2014/07/11 22:22
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Religious freedom commission OK’d The House has approved a five-year reauthorization of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. The independent government agency reports on...
2014/07/10 13:51
2014/07/10 13:51
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House Subcommittee Votes to Eliminate Funds for Eisenhower Memorial Moran thinks some more outreach on the memorial might be necessary. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo) Funding for the Dwight...
Read more at Roll Call, Roll Call
2014/07/03 18:18
2014/07/03 18:18
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Five hours after Congress approved the law, Johnson signed it, then turned and handed pens to various key figures in getting the legislation passed, including Attorney General Robert Kennedy. He went...
2014/07/03 15:31
2014/07/03 15:31
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Editor's note: Robert P. George is the vice chairman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) and is McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence and director of the James Madison...
2014/06/28 02:46
2014/06/28 02:46
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A Sudanese Christian woman who initially faced a death sentence after refusing to renounce her faith is now at the U.S. Embassy in Khartoum with her family, her husband told CNN on Friday. Mariam...
2014/06/28 01:19
2014/06/28 01:19
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Workers put down mats to protect the grass on the Mall for President Obama’s second inauguration, in January 2013. (J. Scott Applewhite/AP) At the intersection of Seventh Street and the Mall, two...
2014/07/28 22:36
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