Rabbi David Saperstein Tapped as First Non-Christian to Serve as U.S. Ambassador for Religious Freedomposted on July 29, 2014
At Religion News Service, Lauren Markoe and Brian Pellot report that Rabbi David Saperstein has been tapped by President Obama to become the next U.S. ambassador for international religious freedom. Politically liberal, with a long career of advocating for social justice and religious freedom, Saperstein is the first non-Christian to hold the position. “As ambassador, the man named as the most influential rabbi in America by Newsweek magazine in 2009 will head the State Department’s Office of International Religious Freedom, and will be tasked with monitoring religious freedom abuses around the world,” the authors write.