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Rabbi David Saperstein

Rabbi Confirmed As America's First Non-Christian Ambassador For Religious Freedom

The Huffington Post | LAUREN MARKOE | Posted 12.15.2014 | Religion

WASHINGTON (RNS) The Senate has confirmed Rabbi David Saperstein as the State Department’s ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, ...

Rabbi Strives for Religious Freedom

Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson | Posted 10.01.2014 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson

Religious people around the world face discrimination and persecution, largely by other religious people. Thankfully, religious leaders of all traditi...

President Obama's Strong Choice to Advance International Religious Freedom

Michael Wear | Posted 09.29.2014 | Religion
Michael Wear

Yesterday, President Obama nominated Rabbi David Saperstein to serve as the United States' Ambassador-at-Large for Religious Freedom. Saperstein would be the first non-Christian to serve in the role.

Obama Names First Non-Christian Ambassador For Religious Freedom

Religion News Service | Lauren Markoe & Brian Pellot | Posted 07.28.2014 | Religion

WASHINGTON (RNS) President Obama on Monday (July 28) said he plans to tap Rabbi David Saperstein as the next ambassador-at-large for international rel...

Preparing for Sinai: Uniting Earth and Heaven, Words and Wheat

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 07.16.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

From the evening of Tuesday June 3 through the evening of June 5, Jews will be celebrating the festival of Shavuot, which in most of Jewish life today is focused on the revelation and acceptance of Torah at Mount Sinai.

Amazing Grace

Katherine Marshall | Posted 05.19.2013 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

The stories behind the fight against slavery, the struggle to secure women's equality, and the bitter battle for civil rights are reminders that all the virtues implied in that term grace are within reach.

Memo to Gun Rights Advocates: Take Note of What Reagan and Scalia Had to Say

Menachem Rosensaft | Posted 03.30.2013 | Politics
Menachem Rosensaft

President Obama himself recognizes the need for a rational middle ground and urges "advocates of gun control... to do a little more listening." Fair enough. But those on the gun rights side of the debate would be well advised start by listening to none other than Ronald Reagan.

Itching For A Fight On Guns

Katherine Marshall | Posted 02.22.2013 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

But the cynical question lingers on: what's really different this time? Can and will this group of religious leaders, whose power is moral, whose authority is elusive, stick together and confront the powerful forces that have kept alive the notion that freedom and guns and the American character are inextricably bound?

J Street Needs Another Lane

David Suissa | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Suissa

If the goal is to bring together Israel and Palestine, isn't it important to scrutinize both sides? J Street's relentless focus on pressuring Israel isn't only unfair, it's also remarkably ineffective.

100 Reasons for a Christmas Miracle

Jim Wallis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Wallis

Advent is a season of hope. The DREAM Act has been before Congress for the past 10 years. The time for waiting is over. It is time for the Senate to give hope and a future to hundreds of thousands of other DREAMers across the US.

Embodying The Values We Cherish Most

Religion News Service | By Rabbi David Saperstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Rabbi David Saperstein Religion News Service (RNS) The most effective response America can give to the 9/11 terrorist attacks is to affirm our nat...