State Dept. Seeks To Broaden Religious Reach

The Washington Post’s Elizabeth Tenety reports, “The State Department announced this week the creation of its first office dedicated to outreach to the global faith community and religious leaders.” Shaun Casey, a United Methodist member and professor at Wesley Theological Seminary, who will head the office, said he expects to address religion and development, international religious freedom, climate change, and conflict prevention and resolution. Casey said, “I am very much committed to working for a government that is in fact interested in handing off a safe planet, to handing off a peaceful rather than violent world to the next generation.”

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