Obama's Man Of Faith Hails Hindu Americans

January 26, 2010

Author: mynews.in

Source: mynews.in


Joshua DuBois, executive director of the White HouseOffice of Faith-Based and Neighbourhood Partnerships and Special Assistant to President Barack Obama, has lauded Hindu Americans for promoting inter-faith dialogue and cooperation through service in the United States.

In an exclusive interaction with the Hindu American community, 26-year-old DuBois -- a political strategist and Pentecostal minister -- said his office has been tasked with some special projects by the president in his first term in office, one of which was "promoting inter-faith dialogue and cooperation both here at home and across the globe, especially cooperation through service."

"And, on that point, we have been really honoured and amazed at the great work that many Hindu Americans and broader dharmic organisations have done around service on the 'Summer of Service' campaign," he said.

DuBois said, "These were just tremendous work done by over 118 sewa centres and temples and ashrams and other organisations all across the country, completing over 1,300 sewa projects, and we took note of that and want to make sure that we are working to engage your community to do that even more."