The Obama administration helped to secure the release of several Iranians detained in the United States and the United Kingdom, some convicted of illegal arms smuggling, according to a report that comes as U.S. prisoners languish in Iranian jails.
Bills introduced in Oklahoma and West Virginia focusing on Bible elective courses in public schools continue to face mounting opposition, but lawmakers have indicated the legislation is important and supported by constituents.
Human rights activists are assailing the Obama administration for the president’s appearance at the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday with the foreign minister of Sudan, a country whose government is accused of genocide.
One of Hollywood’s biggest stars met with the Catholic Church’s Holy Father yesterday. Angelina Jolie traveled to the Vatican with her daughters to screen her latest movie.
A recent Pew Research poll shows that 72 percent of the public thinks religion is losing influence in American life.
The federal government has not made religious freedom a foreign policy priority in the 15 years since Congress passed the International Religious Freedom Act, congressional testimony Thursday morning revealed.
Faith leaders and religious freedom experts lamented the decline of religious freedom in America at the National Religious Freedom Conference on Thursday.
Conservatives remain concerned about the military’s rules regarding soldiers sharing their faith despite efforts by the Pentagon to quell the controversy.