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David Cameron has raised the case of Shaker Aamer with President Obama. Mr Aamer is on hunger-strike and is the last remaining British resident in Guantanamo Bay.
President Obama has failed to provide any meaningful assistance to the hunger-striking detainees being held without charge at Guantanamo Bay, says Reprieve.
Barack Obama must take the lead in securing a strong global Arms Trade Treaty, 18 Nobel Peace Prize winners have said in an open letter.
More than a thousand US religious leaders from across the theological spectrum have joined together to support family planning services.
American workers’ access to birth control should not be subject to their employers’ faith or beliefs, a religious liberty group has told a US federal appeals court.
The US government has been challenged over illegal use of force amid reports it is finalising a “manual” for targeted killings including drone strikes.
In a previous blog (http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/17832), I noted the significant coincidence of Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the United States with the second inauguration of President Barack Obama ('Obama, MLK and the dream of a better world').
Many people know that today is an important day not only for the United States but also our world, since it is President Obama's second inauguration in Washington DC.
Church World Service wants President Obama to increase global assistance for hungry and poor people and lead the way to “fair and generous” immigration reform.
At a time when high-octane political wrangling continues apace, a diverse coalition of religious leaders is asking Americans to pray for civility.