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USCCB urges Obama administration to work with Church against Boko Haram threat

Catholic World News - May 13, 2014

The chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on International Justice and Peace has urged National Security Adviser Susan Rice “to assist the Nigerian government to promote national security” in the wake of attacks by the Islamist terrorist organization Boko Haram.

“I also urge you to partner with civil society, especially faith-based institutions, both Christian and Muslim, to strengthen their efforts to stop the violence and build social cohesion,” Bishop Richard Pates of Des Moines said in a May 9 letter. “Their efforts will be crucial in counteracting the extremist religious views espoused by Boko Haram.”

“I urge you to increase your support to the Catholic Church which has always been a voice for peace and has actively worked with the Islamic community to conduct interfaith dialogue and people-to-people peacebuilding,” Bishop Pates added.

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  • Posted by: unum - May. 14, 2014 8:59 AM ET USA

    More USCCB politics instead of re-evangelizing the faithful in their dioceses. Perhaps there are some openings on the White House staff they could fill that would allow the Church to put some true shepherds in their dioceses. Their flocks need some tending and some "TLC".

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