Tag Archives: President Barack Obama

NCC asks US to lift quota on refugees

WASHINGTON (BNG) — The National Council of Churches (NCC), an ecumenical gathering of 37 member communions representing 45 million Americans, joined a call Sept. 14 urging President Barack Obama to increase Syrian refugee resettlement in the United States. NCC endorsed … Continue reading

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Memorable remarks from White House Easter Prayer Breakfast

WASHINGTON (RNS) — President Barack Obama turned both personal and preachy today during his annual Easter Prayer Breakfast, which he has hosted at the White House six times since he was elected. The long list of Christian leaders attending included Sojourners’ Jim … Continue reading

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Obama calls on Muslims to reject ISIS, al-Qaeda

WASHINGTON (TAB, al.com) — President Barack Obama called all Muslims — and the world — to reject the militant ideology of terrorist groups like al-Qaeda and Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) today when he spoke to the United … Continue reading

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Pope Francis hosts President Obama for ‘cordial’ talks

VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Pope Francis met with President Barack Obama for the first time March 27 in a meeting heavy in symbolism that reportedly touched on some hot-button disputes between the White House and the U.S. Catholic bishops. The highly touted … Continue reading

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