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The Briefing 02-07-14

1. President addresses religious liberty at National Prayer Breakfast

Obama highlights religious freedom in National Prayer Breakfast speech, Religion News Service (Sarah Pulliam Bailey)

2. United Nations overreaches in rendering religious and theological judgment of Vatican

The U.N. Confronts the Vatican, New York Times (Editorial Board)

Can the UN Change the Church’s Views on Abortion and Gay Rights?, The Atlantic (Emma Green)

At a U.N. Peace Debate, War Breaks Out, Wall Street Journal (Andrew Roberts)

3. British Court summons head of Mormon church for teaching fraud

Head of  Mormon church Thomas Monson summoned by British magistrates’ court over Adam and Eve teaching, The Telegraph (John Bingham)