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Obama’s faith-based council remains idle

February 29, 2012

With much fanfare, President Barack Obama appointed an Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships in 2009; it disbanded the following year after issuing a report.

In the ensuing years, he president named only a partial slate of members to his second faith-based council, which will not meet until a full slate is named.


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  • Posted by: normnuke - Feb. 29, 2012 7:10 PM ET USA

    Considering the general thrust of other activities sponsored under Obama's aegis maybe the slough of inactivity of this one is to be welcomed.

  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Feb. 29, 2012 1:01 PM ET USA

    A "community organization" visited my "faith-based" parish about 20 years ago. The representative told us what we were expected to do: disrupt business meetings, protest secular civil concerns, write letters against oppressive social structures, etc. The primary tool of his organization was called "PUSH". When we asked why Catholic social action was not among the agenda items in the partnership, we were told to do religion on our own time. His organization had no interest in it. Long live CCHD.