A high-powered  interfaith coalition in D.C. this morning will demand — among other measures — a criminal background check for every gun buyer. (Check back later with RNS for the full story.)

Meanwhile, President Obama considers executive action on the gun front.

Myrlie Evers-Williams will be the first laywoman to give the invocation at a presidential invocation and RNS’s Adelle Banks is the first reporter to get a religion-focused interview with her as she prepares for the big day.

The fact that 36 percent of Americans have changed their minds on gay marriage is a heck of a statistic. Here’s one story behind the numbers: a Catholic mother, her soon-to-be married gay son, and a save-the-date card.


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