Concerns Over Prayer Breakfast Lead Congress to Take It Over

Concerns Over Prayer Breakfast Lead Congress to Take It Over

WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Prayer Breakfast, one of the most visible and long-standing events that brings religion and politics together in Washington, is splitting from the private religious group that had overseen it for decades, due to concerns the gathering had become too divisive. The organizer and host for this year’s breakfast, scheduled for … Read more

Emhoff Says Somber Auschwitz Visit Key to Antisemitism Work

Emhoff Says Somber Auschwitz Visit Key to Antisemitism Work

KRAKOW, Poland (AP) — Doug Emhoff, the husband of Vice President Kamala Harris, described being deeply moved by a “solemn and sad” visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau, and said Saturday that it was an important part of his work combating antisemitism for the Biden administration. Emhoff told reporters that he will never forget his emotional visit to … Read more

Pope Clarifies Homosexuality and Sin Comments in Note

Pope Clarifies Homosexuality and Sin Comments in Note

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis has clarified his recent comments about homosexuality and sin, saying he was merely referring to official Catholic moral teaching that teaches that any sexual act outside of marriage is a sin. And in a note Friday, Francis recalled that even that black-and-white teaching is subject to circumstances that might eliminate … Read more

Survey Shows Lack of Holocaust Awareness in the Netherlands

Survey Shows Lack of Holocaust Awareness in the Netherlands

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Jewish group that commissioned a survey on Holocaust awareness in the Netherlands said Wednesday that the results show “a disturbing lack of awareness of key historical facts about the Holocaust,” prompting calls for better education in the nation that was home to diarist Anne Frank and her family. The … Read more

Group of Faith Leaders Sue Challenging Missouri Abortion Law

Group of Faith Leaders Sue Challenging Missouri Abortion Law

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A lawsuit filed on behalf of several Missouri faith leaders on the 50th anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision asks a court to throw out the state’s abortion law, alleging that lawmakers openly invoked their personal religious beliefs in drafting the measure. Since then, religious abortion rights … Read more

Biden to Touch on Voting Rights in Sermon Celebrating MLK

Biden to Touch on Voting Rights in Sermon Celebrating MLK

Biden’s failure to win passage of a measure that would have bolstered voting right protections, a central campaign pledge, is one of his biggest disappointments of his first two years in office. The task is even steeper now that Republicans control the House. “The president will speak on a number of issues at the church, … Read more