Monday, June 22, 2009

Listen Up

The radio program Speaking of Faith hosted by Krista Tippett conducted a public interview with President Obama’s head of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships Josh Dubois.  Over the hour an interesting conversation of what he discovered about the Christian and other religious communities over this past election and where he sees religious as well as other non-profit organizations going under the current administration.  


The very words "faith-based" became controversial during the Bush administration, yet Barack Obama has retained the faith-based centers in 11 federal agencies that his predecessor created. And within weeks of assuming the presidency, he announced priority areas for his own White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships — including economic recovery and poverty reduction, abortion reduction, responsible fatherhood, and global interfaith dialogue. In a live, public conversation, we meet the 26-year-old political strategist, Pentecostal minister, and trusted associate of the president who will lead this charge.

--Speaking of Faith (

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