Posted by: walnotes | February 5, 2009

Fighting (Age) Discrimination

 

51.  Fighting (Age) Discrimination

To lead the office, Obama appointed Joshua DuBois, a 26-year-old Pentecostal minister who headed religious outreach for Obama’s Senate office and his presidential campaign. He also named 25 religious and secular leaders to a new advisory board.

Obama said the office would also work to reach out overseas “to foster interfaith dialogue with leaders and scholars around the world.”

“I had a father who was born a Muslim but became an atheist, grandparents who were non-practicing Methodists and Baptists, and a mother who was skeptical of organized religion, even as she was the kindest, most spiritual person I’ve ever known. She was the one who taught me as a child to love, and to understand, and to do unto others as I would want done,” he said.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090205/ap_on_go_pr_wh/rel_obama_faith_based


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