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Obama issues religious freedom proclamation, but will he protect those freedoms?

Obama issues religious freedom proclamation, but will he protect those freedoms?

President Obama declared Thursday as National Religious Freedom Day. But with a religious freedom ambassador post still vacant and global religious persecution rampant, some observers question what the administration is doing to protect that freedom.

Bipartisan Accord to end Shutdown taking shape in the Senate

Bipartisan Accord to end Shutdown taking shape in the Senate

A bipartisan accord to reopen the U.S. government and avoid a debt default is taking shape in the Senate as potential U.S. insolvency looms and the federal shutdown enters a third week.

Barack Obama’s Address to the UN General Assembly (Video)

Barack Obama’s Address to the UN General Assembly (Video)

In his address to the United Nations General Assembly, President Obama said he will take direct action when it is necessary to defend the United States against terrorist attacks, and use “all elements of U.S. power, including military force, to secure U.S. interests in the Middle East.”

Obama and Burmese President Discuss Human Rights Issues

Obama and Burmese President Discuss Human Rights Issues

At the White House, President Barack Obama and Burma’s President, Thein Sein, discussed political and economic reforms in Burma, human rights and the importance of resolving the country’s ethnic conflicts and religious tensions.

Holy Land Bishops urge Obama to remember the Plight of Palestinian Christians

Holy Land Bishops urge Obama to remember the Plight of Palestinian Christians

On the occasion of Barack Obama’s visit in the Middle East – which began today, Wednesday, March 20 with the arrival in Israel – the Commission “Justice and Peace” of the Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land has written to the U.S. President a letter to draw his attention on some major problems that affect the presence of Christians in the region.

President Obama speaks about the Pope and his Personal Faith

President Obama speaks about the Pope and his Personal Faith

On the eve of the Roman Catholic Church’s selection of a new pope, President Barack Obama sat down with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos in a wide-ranging interview covering subjects extending from the Vatican to his personal faith.

Obama wants Supreme Court to Strike Down Gay Marriage Ban

Obama wants Supreme Court to Strike Down Gay Marriage Ban

The administration of U.S. President Barack Obama has filed a legal brief with the Supreme Court to strike down a 1996 law defining marriage exclusively as a union between a man and a woman.

President Obama to Talk About His Faith at Prayer Breakfast

President Obama to Talk About His Faith at Prayer Breakfast

President Barack Obama is scheduled to speak at the annual National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday. It’s a chance for influential Americans and foreign dignitaries to hear the president talk about his faith, as he did last year. It is also one of a number of controversial events with religious overtones on Washington’s political calendar.

China Wary, Africa Hopeful as Obama Begins Second Presidential Term

China Wary, Africa Hopeful as Obama Begins Second Presidential Term

By VOA News, Jan. 21, 2013: China says it is “cautiously optimistic” about its relations with the United States as President Barack Obama begins his second term as the American leader.The Xinhua state news agency said Monday that the “lack of strategic trust has become the main obstacle to a mature China-U.S. relationship.”But Beijing’s foreign ministry […]

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