Friday, December 18, 2015

White House Convenes Forum on America's Religious Pluralism

As reported by Religion News Service, yesterday the White House convened a forum titled Celebrating and Protecting America’s Tradition of Religious Pluralism. Invited participants included secularists.  The program began with remarks by Melissa Rogers, head of the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, who emphasized that "there are no second-class faiths" in the United States. A video of the entire forum is available on YouTube.  The Department of Justice has posted the full text of remarks at the forum by Vanita Gupta, head of the Civil Rights Division.