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Engaging religion at the Department of State « The Immanent Frame

Engaging religion at the Department of State « The Immanent Frame | Religion and Foreign Policy | Scoop.it
After supporting religious actors found to be worthy of protection, the time has now come to engage these actors in order to achieve US foreign policy goals. ... Who represents religion? Who are the actors and who are the leaders?
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Is the 'new' religious engagement really all that new? - The Religion ...

Is the 'new' religious engagement really all that new? - The Religion ... | Religion and Foreign Policy | Scoop.it
Religion a new theme? I don't think so. I had a similar reaction when I first heard about the plan to set-up a new office for religious engagement in the US Department of State.
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Faith And Foreign Policy: New State Department Office Promotes ...

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Faith And Foreign Policy: New State Department Office Promotes 'Religious Engagement' ...
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Religious freedom: Universal right or political pawn? - Religion News Service

Religious freedom: Universal right or political pawn? - Religion News Service | Religion and Foreign Policy | Scoop.it
Religious freedom: Universal right or political pawn?
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BP: You wrote an op-ed in Foreign Policy earlier this year explaining your opposition to the U.S. government's new office of religious engagement.
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Religion and conflict: What is neutral space?

Religion and conflict: What is neutral space? | Religion and Foreign Policy | Scoop.it
Beliefs, religion and culture have often been sidelined as private matters in accounts of conflict, understood as products of more ‘basic’ material factors, or else seen as a cause and not a source of solutions.

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Another voice suggesting that religion needs to be considered in conflict resolution.

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Honoring Their Sacrifice | International Center for Religion and ...

Honoring Their Sacrifice | International Center for Religion and ... | Religion and Foreign Policy | Scoop.it
Celebrating establishment of the new Office with Shaun Casey (left), its first Director, and Richard Cizik (right), a prominent Evangelical religious leader. Beyond our ongoing military interventions and concerted attempts to address ...
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What's Wrong With Promoting Religious Freedom? - By Elizabeth ...

What's Wrong With Promoting Religious Freedom? - By Elizabeth ... | Religion and Foreign Policy | Scoop.it
Today the United States is expanding its official foreign affairs religion portfolio to include religious engagement abroad. Citing widespread religious ....
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Austin Robertson's curator insight, May 21, 2014 10:11 AM

I don't think there should be anything wrong with promoting religious freedom. Everyone should be able to say how they feel about a certain religion seeing we have aN ammenedment protecting religious freedom.

Mitchell Forrest Enerson's comment, May 21, 2014 2:09 PM
Everyone should be able to believe in what they want and it is awesome that we as a country are spreading our belief of religious freedom.
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Religious Leaders Uniting the Nation for Peace - Huffington Post

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Religious Leaders Uniting the Nation for Peace
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Every day when we read the news, we are reminded of the harm that is done in the name of religion.
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Great example of religion being a source of common ground for peace.

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Air Force Not Persecuting Christians After All - Religion Dispatches (blog)

Air Force Not Persecuting Christians After All Religion Dispatches (blog) Just under a month ago, I reported on the fishy story making the rounds on right wing news outlets that a Christian had been fired from the Army simply for defending his...
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Austin Robertson's curator insight, May 21, 2014 10:12 AM

I think this is awesome that the Air Force is not persecuting Christians. It shouldn't be a problem no matter what religion you are. If you are serving your country there should be no setback to where you should be judged. If we just have more freedom for everybody to do whatever this world would be a better place.

Mitchell Forrest Enerson's comment, May 21, 2014 2:08 PM
Would be awesome if one day everyone could just stay to their own business. Awesome that the government is promoting staying out of each other's stuff.
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Small town, big impact: Supreme Court case could define religion's role in public - Washington Times

Small town, big impact: Supreme Court case could define religion's role in public - Washington Times | Religion and Foreign Policy | Scoop.it
Small town, big impact: Supreme Court case could define religion's role in public Washington Times A small town in northeast New York is at the center of what legal scholars say could be one of the biggest religious freedom cases in decades, as the...
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Though not directly related to foreign policy, this will have implications for arguments concerning the establishment clause and religious leader engagement.

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