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USAID announces ‘religious engagement policy’ aimed at partnering with faith groups

September 14, 2023

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CWN Editor's Note: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has announced a “religious engagement policy.” Founded in 1961, the agency has a $49.7-billion budget.

“We are excited to see the policy and hope especially it facilitates even greater support and partnership between USAID, local Catholic partners, and other religious leaders critical to peace and justice around the world,” said Bill O’Keefe, executive vice president of Catholic Relief Services.

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Sep. 15, 2023 1:34 AM ET USA

    A new source of taxpayer money for Catholic Relief Services? Is USAID now going to play the role that the FBI is playing domestically: infiltrating Catholic dioceses, parishes, and who knows where else? Perhaps the plan is to plant government informants in countries, such as in Africa, that are trying to rid themselves of the ideological and economic colonization the U.S. is infamous for. African nations recently rejected the coercion of sexual vice. Is USAID trying to go in through a backdoor?