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Obama Creates Faith-Based Office

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    Obama spoke about the role of faith in his life, from his Muslim-born father and a mother skeptical of organized religion to his own embrace of Christianity as a young man.

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has signed an order to establish a White House office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.

    The office is broader than one in the administration of former President George W. Bush which just dealt with faith-based initiatives.

    Before signing the order in the Oval Office, Obama told a prayer breakfast it would show not favoritism to any religious group and would adhere to the strict separation of church and state.