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Posted to Religious Diversity News on January 4, 2019
WASHINGTON (RNS) — The incoming class of lawmakers is predominantly Christian, but several newcomers are expected to take the oath of office while placing their hands on books other than the Christian Bible.
Source: Study: New Congress showcases religious diversity but is still mostly Christian – Religion News Service
Posted to Religious Diversity News on November 26, 2018
Over 3,000 Catholics and other people of faith signed a pledge Nov. 19 to express solidarity with all those seeking asylum in the United States and “promising to be good neighbors to those seeking refuge in our community and to build a community where all are welcome.”
Source: Catholic, other faith groups pledge solidarity all seeking asylum in U.S.
Posted to Religious Diversity News on September 27, 2018
The position of victim assistance coordinator was established in the “Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People” adopted by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in response to the sexual abuse crisis that exploded in 2002.
Source: Victim assistance coordinators comfort in a behind-the-scenes ministry
Posted to Religious Diversity News on September 24, 2018
The opioid addiction crisis in the United States is too big to allow Congress to let politics derail passage of a bill to fight opioid abuse, according to Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Florida.
Source: Bishop urges Congress to finish work on opioid legislation
Posted to Religious Diversity News on September 17, 2018
While the Whole Foods Market is open seven days a week, the “Holy Foods Market,” run by the Holy Name of Jesus Parish, located on K Street NE, is open twice a month.
Source: ‘Holy Foods Market’ brings customer service to local pantry
Posted to Religious Diversity News on July 30, 2018
The Trump administration isn’t yet consistent in its approach to religious freedom, but it’s taking steps in the right direction.
Source: 3 key takeaways from this week’s first-of-its-kind State Department religious freedom event | Deseret News
Posted to Religious Diversity News on April 4, 2018
A State Department official said in January that the Trump administration considers the position “crucial” — but it still hasn’t named a leader.
Source: State Department Still Has No Anti-Semitism Monitor – The Forward
Posted to Religious Diversity News on March 7, 2018
Jewish and Muslim faith leaders were arrested outside of House Speaker Paul Ryan’s office while calling for an end to deportations. Among them was 2017 Women’s March co-organiser and activist Linda Sarsour, rabbis, and imams all staging a sit-in who were taken away on charges of civil disobedience.
Source: Jewish and Muslim leaders arrested at deportation protest outside Paul Ryan’s office | The Independent