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Congressional Prayer Caucus Launches New Initiative

Jun 24th, 2015 | By
Congressional Prayer Caucus promotes freedom of religion

The Congressional Prayer Caucus is launching its Faith It Forward initiative Tuesday in an effort to highlight the power of religion in America. The bipartisan group is inviting people to tell stories of how faith has changed their lives, and the good work religious people are doing all over the world.

Congressman Forbes Names Senator Lankford Co-Chairman of Congressional Prayer Caucus

Jan 22nd, 2015 | By

Rep. J. Randy Forbes (R-VA), founder and co-chairman of the Congressional Prayer Caucus, recently named Senator James Lankford (R-OK) co-chairman of the Prayer Caucus. The Caucus works to protect the fundamental human right of religious freedom and guards the right of individuals to pray and practice their faith freely.

Congressman Forbes Recounts 2014 Battles For Family & Religious Liberty

Jan 15th, 2015 | By

This year, I was able to lead Members of the Congressional Prayer Caucus in successfully working with the Air Force to strengthen religious protections for Airmen by actively advocating for a change in Air Force regulations governing religious expression.

House Armed Services Committee Hearing: Religious Freedom in the Military

Nov 26th, 2014 | By

Members of the Congressional Prayer Caucus participated in a hearing last week on religious accommodations in the military.  The hearing was chaired by Rep. Joe Wilson (SC-02), who was joined by Reps. Fleming (LA-04), Forbes (VA-04), Hartzler (MO-04), Huelskamp (KS-01), Jones (NC-03), and Lamborn (CO-05).

Air Force Revises Religious Expression Policy

Nov 18th, 2014 | By

The Air Force’s new policy more clearly reflects the priority of religious freedom in our Constitution and in the conscience protections for servicemembers and chaplains that Congress passed in the National Defense Authorization Act. Whereas the old language was misleading and confusing for Commanders to apply, these revisions point to well-established standards for protecting religious expression.

RFC Chairman Participates In Today’s National Day Of Prayer

May 1st, 2014 | By

May 1st is the National Day of Prayer. Since 1988, by law the first Thursday in May has been set aside for national prayer, reflection and repentance. Presidents Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush officially participated and held events for the National Day of Prayer. Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama did not. 

Prayer Caucus Reminds Us Of Importance Of Prayer In America’s History

Apr 21st, 2014 | By

Members of the Congressional Prayer Caucus are continuing their efforts to promote unity across party lines; specifically in regard to the importance of protecting prayer and your religious liberty at the national level.

Congressional Prayer Caucus Expresses Religious Freedom Concerns To Obama

Feb 6th, 2014 | By

When the Supreme Court classified support for traditional marriage as motivated by animus in United States v. Windsor, it called into question the ability of people of faith to freely express their religious views without fear of consequences. Recently, federal agencies have begun issuing memos and guidance that not only go beyond the scope of Windsor, but also usurp the authority of Congress and the American people by skirting the democratic process.

Court Dismisses Challenge To National Motto, “In God We Trust”

Sep 17th, 2013 | By
In God We Trust

A New York federal district court has dismissed a challenge to the inclusion of our national motto, “In God We Trust,” on United States currency.  Forty-one Members of the House of Representatives signed an amicus curiae brief in May, filed by the American Center for Law and Justice and the American Catholic Lawyers Association supporting the motto.

Prayer Caucus Members Defend ‘In God We Trust’

May 20th, 2013 | By

Forty-one members of the House of Representatives have signed an amicus curiae brief from the American Center for Law and Justice and the American Catholic Lawyers Association to support “In God We Trust” on U.S. currency. Many of these Members of Congress are part of the Congressional Prayer Caucus, headed by Rep. Randy Forbes (R-VA).

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