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White House to expand faith-based initiatives
By Andrew Ward in Washington
Barack Obama on Thursday announced an expansion of government support for faith-based initiatives and promised to reach out to religious leaders around the world to challenge extremism and persecution.
The president’s White House office of faith-based initiatives and neighbourhood partnerships will build on a similar program launched by his predecessor, George W. Bush. But Mr Obama said his office would not favour one faith over another and would be open to both religious and secular groups to avoid “blurring the line that our founders wisely drew between church and state.”
“Whether it’s a secular group advising families facing foreclosure or faith-based groups providing job training to those who need work, few are closer to what’s happening on our streets and in our neighbourhoods than these organizations."
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Answer by samurai_chica at 2:46 PM on Feb. 5, 2009
Something else I disagree with Obama on. Unless he does a total overhaul; because according to what I have read the Faith Based Office was was more about currying political favor than actually helping anyone.
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Answer by NotPanicking at 3:22 PM on Feb. 5, 2009
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