First on CNN: Hillary Clinton to address international Jewish group
April 14th, 2014
12:00 PM ET
5 days ago

First on CNN: Hillary Clinton to address international Jewish group

Washington (CNN) – Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will address a large Jewish group in May, adding another forum to her schedule in which she’s expected to talk about Mideast peace and Iran's nuclear program.

Clinton will deliver the closing address at the 2014 American Jewish Committee's Global Forum in Washington, D.C. on May 14, and organizers anticipate Clinton will "give her view on the issue of utmost concern to us," which include Iran's nuclear program, the rise of global anti-Semitism and the role of Israel in the Mideast peace process.
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Filed under: 2016 • Faith • Hillary Clinton
March 21st, 2014
08:23 AM ET
4 weeks ago

Justices to hear 'Hobby Lobby' case on Obamacare birth control rule

(CNN) - Conestoga Wood Specialties was founded a half-century ago in a Pennsylvania garage. The Hahn family's commitment to quality is driven in large part by their Christian faith, which in turn may soon threaten the company's very existence.

That financial and constitutional dynamic is now before the U.S. Supreme Court, in a high-stakes encore to the health care reform law known as Obamacare. The justices will hear oral arguments Tuesday in a dispute involving contraception coverage and religious liberty.

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Filed under: Faith • Supreme Court
Hillary Clinton's career in the spotlight
March 18th, 2014
09:42 AM ET
1 month ago

Hillary Clinton must once again win over some in Jewish community

Washington (CNN) – Flanked by Jewish politicians in front of the United Nations on a July day, then-Sen. Hillary Clinton made a forceful appeal for the United States to back Israel as the Jewish nation's forces squared off against Hezbollah during the 2006 Lebanon War.

"We will stand with Israel because Israel is standing for American values as well as Israeli ones," said Clinton.

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Filed under: 2016 • Faith • Hillary Clinton
President promotes religious freedom
February 6th, 2014
10:32 AM ET
2 months ago

President promotes religious freedom

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama says that "around the world, freedom of religion is under threat."

And at the annual National Prayer Breakfast Thursday, the President also said he's looking forward to meeting Pope Francis.
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Filed under: Faith • President Obama
Catholic groups ask Supreme Court to delay Obamacare mandate
December 31st, 2013
04:41 PM ET
4 months ago

Catholic groups ask Supreme Court to delay Obamacare mandate

Updated 6:23 p.m. ET, 12/31/2013

Washington (CNN) – A group of Catholic organizations, in an emergency appeal on Tuesday, asked the Supreme Court to delay the Obamacare requirement that certain religious-affiliated groups provide contraception and "abortion-inducing drug" coverage to their workers.

Archdioceses in Washington, D.C., Tennessee and Michigan - along with affiliated groups that include Catholic University - asked Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Elena Kagan to block enforcement of the employer mandates under the Affordable Care Act set to take effect on Wednesday.
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Filed under: Faith • Health care • Obamacare
Christie passes on conservative event to speak at Clinton forum
June 13th, 2013
11:03 AM ET
10 months ago

Christie passes on conservative event to speak at Clinton forum

(CNN) - A host of Republicans considering 2016 presidential bids, including Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul and Texas Gov. Rick Perry, will attend a conference for religious conservatives starting Thursday, with a notable exception: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

Christie was invited to speak at the Faith and Freedom Coalition's two-day "Road To Majority" conference in Washington, Republicans with knowledge of the invitation said.

Christie's team declined, citing a scheduling conflict.
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Filed under: Chris Christie • Faith
Biden urges faith leaders to pressure lawmakers on background checks
May 7th, 2013
07:57 AM ET
12 months ago

Biden urges faith leaders to pressure lawmakers on background checks

(CNN) - During a more than two-hour meeting at the White House on Monday, Vice President Joe Biden asked leaders from across the faith community to keep up pressure on lawmakers to support compromise background check legislation even as Congress begins to shift its focus to immigration reform, according to several attendees who spoke to CNN.

Biden urged the roughly 20 faith leaders in attendance not to be discouraged by recent legislative failures, and instead assured them that the White House had not given up.
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Filed under: Faith • Joe Biden
Who is on God's side of the marriage debate?
March 26th, 2013
10:22 AM ET
1 year ago

Who is on God's side of the marriage debate?

Washington (CNN) - As the Supreme Court considers two major same-sex marriage cases that could change marriage in the United States, religious leaders on both sides of the debate believe they are on God's side of the contentious issue.

In the months leading up to this week's Supreme Court hearings, religious leaders from across the country have held prayer vigils and rallies for their respective causes.

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Filed under: Belief Blog • Faith • Same-sex marriage
CNN Poll: American Catholics approve of new pope
March 19th, 2013
03:30 AM ET
1 year ago

CNN Poll: American Catholics approve of new pope

Washington (CNN) – American Catholics are very enthusiastic about the choice of Pope Francis to head the Roman Catholic Church, according to a new national survey.

But a CNN/ORC International survey also indicates that you shouldn't expect them to pay any more attention to the new pope's teachings on issues like birth control than they paid to his predecessors.
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Filed under: Faith • Polls
Boehner turns down invite to Rome
March 14th, 2013
12:13 PM ET
1 year ago

Boehner turns down invite to Rome

(CNN) – House Speaker John Boehner, the highest-ranking Catholic on Capitol Hill, said he was invited to attend the formal installation of Pope Francis with Vice President Joe Biden, but declined the offer.

Boehner said in a statement he "would like to be able to join the trip" but his schedule would not allow it.
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Filed under: Faith • John Boehner • Nancy Pelosi
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