Thursday, July 21, 2011

State Department tries to raise visibility of religion

Ecumenical News International News Highlights
21 July 2011

State Department tries to raise visibility of religion

Washington (ENI). Often accused of ignoring religion as they craft foreign
policy, the White House and State Department are trying to show that
religion is a rising priority for U.S. diplomacy. The most recent case in
point: Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in Istanbul last week (15
July) promoted a new U.S.-backed international agreement to protect freedom
of speech and religion, an accord described by her department as a
"landmark" change. [719 words, ENI-11-0381]

ENI Online - www.eni.ch

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