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Obama Champions Religious Freedom

Religion News Service | Sarah Pulliam Bailey | Posted 02.26.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Facing criticism that he does not give religious freedom enough attention, President Obama devoted most of his National Prayer Breakfast address...

Obama: Religious Freedom Key To National Security, U.S. Diplomacy

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 02.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama tells a non-denominational gathering of political leaders that freedom of religion across the world is impo...

President Obama Slammed For Attending Prayer Breakfast With Anti-Gay Connection

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.07.2013 | Gay Voices

President Barack Obama's National Prayer Breakfast has offended some gay rights activists, who took issue with the event's sponsor -- a conservative r...

WATCH: Obama Bashes Cable News

Posted 02.07.2013 | Media

President Obama criticized cable news networks Thursday morning at the National Prayer Breakfast. Spiritual, governmental and business leaders gath...

WATCH: Obama Prays For Humility In Washington

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 02.07.2013 | Religion

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is telling leaders at the annual National Prayer Breakfast he hopes they maintain the morning's bipartisan spirit...

Jaweed Kaleem

'It Is Good To Be With So Many Friends United In Prayer'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 02.07.2013 | Religion

For his fifth year, President Barack Obama attended the National Prayer Breakfast Thursday morning in at the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C. Yet...

An Open Letter to Obama on the National Prayer Breakfast and LGBT People

Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson | Posted 02.08.2013 | Gay Voices
Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson

As the head of MCC, the oldest and largest denomination in the world that welcomes lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people, I was hoping for a friendly word from you, and I want to say it was there -- in the direction of your speech.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 04.05.2012 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, America's poor, a group largely neglected by politicians, was front and center in the national conversation. On the one hand, we had President Obama speaking at the National Prayer Breakfast, invoking "the biblical call to care for... those at the margins of our society" and paraphrasing Luke in support of tax hikes on the wealthy (Question: Why would the Good Book have something relevant to say about taxes only now, but not when the president extended tax cuts for those "to whom much is given"?). On the same day as the Prayer Breakfast, Mitt Romney was accepting the endorsement of the gold-plated Donald Trump -- only one day after saying he was "not concerned about the very poor." Could you be more politically tone-deaf? They probably bonded over their mutual love of pink slips: Mitt: I like being able to fire people! Donald: I tried to trademark "You're fired!" Mitt: Glad you couldn't -- I would have owed you a lot of royalties!

Obama Says Faith Mandates Him To Care For The Poor

Posted 02.02.2012 | Religion

By Lauren Markoe Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) President Obama connected his faith with his policies toward the poor at the National Pray...

Obama Links Faith To Economic Policies

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 04.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Blending politics and religion, President Barack Obama said his Christian faith is a driving force behind his economic policies, fr...

Obama Making Appearance At National Prayer Breakfast

AP | Posted 04.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama attends the National Prayer Breakfast this morning in Washington, along with the first lady and Vice Preside...

Obama Discusses Faith At National Prayer Breakfast

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said Thursday that his faith has deepened during his two years in the White House, and he urged lawmakers to...

WATCH LIVE: Obama Speaks At National Prayer Breakfast

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama is speaking at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington. Also scheduled to speak is the husband of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, astrona...

Faith, Hope and Charity: Why President Obama's 'Faith-Based' Agenda Must Change

Rev. Barry Lynn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rev. Barry Lynn

Mr. President, this is not "change." I urge you to shut down the Faith-based Council and issue executive orders and regulations to ban hiring bias and proselytizing by faith-based groups taking public funds.

Sam Stein

Obama Takes On Birthers, Uganda Anti-Gay Law At Prayer Breakfast (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Speaking Thursday morning at the National Prayer Breakfast, a conciliatory President Barack Obama urged attendees to bypass grievances in their effort...