Rabbi David Saperstein

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Obama Taps First Non-Christian to Serve as U.S. Ambassador for Religious Freedom

Rabbi David Saperstein, named the most influential rabbi in America in 2009, will head the Office of International Religious Freedom.

Beyond faith in guns

Scott Olson GETTY IMAGES Students learn how to grip a pistol during an NRA Basic Pistol Course at Freddie Bear … Continued

Sandy Hook: never again

The tragedy of Sandy Hook was stunning in its human face, the faces of first-graders and their teachers. In the … Continued

Eliminating workplace discrimination brings us closer to the values of our nation

AP The U.S. Capitol seen in the reflecting pool on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Nov. 12, 2010. In June, … Continued

The Consequences Of Shattering A Faith Glass Ceiling

The economic situation in the country is affecting us all; and those affected the most are hit hardest. “Around 14 … Continued

Poll: U.S. Muslims optimistic about future

Jahi Chikwendiu WASHINGTON POST Maryam, 2, plays with her baby sister, Tasneem, 8 months. Ibraham Moiz, their father, is a … Continued

Young leaders against malaria

Today’s guest bloggers are Tim Brauhn and Hafsa Arain. Tim and Hafsa have spent the last 8 months working together … Continued

Faith Council’s final meeting

The first year of the President’s Faith Council is over. It has been the honor of a lifetime. To the … Continued

Abolishing the death penalty

By Rev. Geoffrey Black, Rev. Linda Jaramillo, and Rabbi David Saperstein Many December holidays – Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa alike … Continued

The murderer at Fort Hood

I’m writing from Toronto, where last night I gave a plenary address on Muslim-Jewish cooperation to the Biennial conference of … Continued

The new interfaith leaders

Last week, Interfaith Youth Core held our sixth conference on interfaith work, Leadership for a Religiously Diverse World. At the … Continued

A call for civility and an end to ‘Nazi’ rhetoric

By Welton Gaddy, others A group of prominent faith leaders brought together by Rev. Dr. C. Welton Gaddy, President of … Continued

White House Iftar

Tuesday night’s White House Iftar had both a courtly feel and a common touch. Servers circled the ornate reception rooms … Continued

Update: Religious Health Care Supporters Launching Campaign

By William Wan In the latest escalation of health care battle, faith leaders supporting the health care reform announced Friday … Continued

Obama Officials Lobby Reform Jews

By Jacqueline L. Salmon The Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism is hot right now. At its biannual conference in … Continued

Health Workers and Religious Exemptions

By Michelle Boorstein Well, President Obama’s faith outreach team says they welcome disparate viewpoints. A group of faith leaders, including … Continued

Obama’s Patchwork Heritage and Worldview

Harvard professor Howard Gardner says that leaders do two important things: tell a powerful story to their audience, and embody … Continued

Revitalizing Jewish Activism: Nov 23, Jews Uniting to End the War & Heal America

On Sunday, November 23, The Shalom Center and the Workmen’s Circle will hold an action gathering in New York City: … Continued

An Elegant Way to Pray in Jesus’ Name

A minor controversy has arisen over the ending of the Rev. Joel Hunter’s beautiful benediction at the Democratic Convention’s conclusion … Continued

First Ever Faith Caucus at DNC

At noon today people of faith caucused at the Democratic National Convention for the first time in the history of … Continued