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A New Approach in Washington

A New Approach in Washington

First posted at by Gardening Grandma.

This week's US News and World Report takes a look about how President-Elect Obama is consulting with religious groups across the spectrum on issues ranging from domestic
poverty to bringing peace to the Middle East.

This is the most extensive outreach and listening tour that I've ever seen a
new administration take, and that is certainly true of their outreach
to the faith community," said Rabbi David Saperstein, director of the
Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, who has worked with presidential transition teams
going back to Jimmy Carter's.

It's a remarkable departure from the Bush administration's approach. . As
Tanya Clay House, director of public policy for People of the American
Way said, "The old administration listened to just one side of the

Published: 12/31/2008

Categories: Social Justice
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