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President Obama and the Faith Community
By Cora Jackson-Fossett, Religion Editor
Published January 18, 2017

A look back in photos at President Obama’s relationship with the U.S. faith community.

Church of God in Christ Presiding Bishop Charles Blake speaks with President Obama. Obama appointed Blake in April 2009 to the Inaugural Advisory Council of the Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. (Peter Souza/White House Photo)

Church of God in Christ Presiding Bishop Charles Blake speaks with President Obama. Obama appointed Blake in April 2009 to the Inaugural Advisory Council of the Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. (Peter Souza/White House Photo)

Elders of the AME Church lay hands in prayer on then-Sen. Barack Obama in June 2008. Obama visited the gathering during his first campaign for president. At center back is retired Bishop T. Larry Kirkland, Sr. of Los Angeles, who was then the presiding prelate of the denomination’s 5th Episcopal District. (pininterest.com)

Elders of the AME Church lay hands in prayer on then-Sen. Barack Obama in June 2008. Obama visited the gathering during his first campaign for president. At center back is retired Bishop T. Larry Kirkland, Sr. of Los Angeles, who was then the presiding prelate of the denomination’s 5th Episcopal District. (pininterest.com)

Then-Senator Barack Obama smiles as legendary artist Stevie Wonder sings during a service commemorating at First AME Church in Los Angeles on April 29, 2007 at the 15th anniversary of the L.A. civil unrest. (Ann Johansson/Getty Images News)

Then-Senator Barack Obama smiles as legendary artist Stevie Wonder sings during a service commemorating at First AME Church in Los Angeles on April 29, 2007 at the 15th anniversary of the L.A. civil unrest. (Ann Johansson/Getty Images News)

AME bishops surround President Obama as he delivers the eulogy for South Carolina state Sen. Clementa Pinckney on Friday, June 26. Pinckney was a pastor at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston where he and eight parishioners were killed by Dylann Roof during a church Bible study. (ABC News)

AME bishops surround President Obama as he delivers the eulogy for South Carolina state Sen. Clementa Pinckney on Friday, June 26. Pinckney was a pastor at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston where he and eight parishioners were killed by Dylann Roof during a church Bible study. (ABC News)

Pope Francis talks with President Barack Obama during a private audience at the Vatican March 27, 2014. (CNS photo/Stefano Spaziani, pool)

Pope Francis talks with President Barack Obama during a private audience at the Vatican March 27, 2014. (CNS photo/Stefano Spaziani, pool)

President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and her mother Marian Robinson are greeted by Rev. Luis Leon as they arrive at St. John’s Episcopal Church on January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC, hours before the inauguration ceremony. (Photo by /Nicholas Kamm (AFP/Getty Images)

President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama and her mother Marian Robinson are greeted by Rev. Luis Leon as they arrive at St. John’s Episcopal Church on January 21, 2013 in Washington, DC, hours before the inauguration ceremony. (Photo by /Nicholas Kamm (AFP/Getty Images)

The Obama family attends Easter services at Shiloh Baptist Church in Washington, DC in April 2011. (Peter Souza/White House photo)

The Obama family attends Easter services at Shiloh Baptist Church in Washington, DC in April 2011. (Peter Souza/White House photo)

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