It took the tie-breaking vote of Vice President Mike Pence, but on Wednesday the Senate finally approved, in the narrowest of margins, Sam Brownback as the State Department’s next ambassador at large for international religious freedom. Immediately after, Brownback announced his resignation from his post as governor of Kansas.
Kansas governor Sam Brownback has been named ambassador at large for international religious freedom at the State Department.
The Religious Action Center has not had an easy time of it in an increasingly polarized Washington.
The U.S. Senate approved Reform movement leader Rabbi David Saperstein as Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom at the State Department.
If partisan politics doesn’t interfere, Rabbi David Saperstein will be confirmed soon as the U.S. ambassador at large for international religious freedom.
Rabbi David Saperstein will become America’s ambassador for international religious freedom. Can anyone fill his shoes?
Rabbi David Saperstein will be named the next ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, the first non-Christian to hold the job since it was created in 1998.
Nelson Mandela changed the world for ever. South African Jews speak — and sing — about a symbol of our shared humanity.
The faith-based initiative was among the more delicate inheritances left to President Obama and his fellow Democrats by the Bush administration. The initiative — which basically entails using federal funds to support social services provided by religious organizations — was viewed by liberals as problematic at best, since it blurred the lines of separation between church and state.
He may be America’s most influential rabbi — at least according to Newsweek — but that didn’t help Rabbi David Saperstein much with the Secret Service surrounding the Sudanese embassy in Washington.