Friday, October 13, 2006

US Foreign Aid Tainted by Evangelism

In this Boston Globe article, it's reported that, increasingly, US foreign aid is being conducted by Christian missionary groups. These groups are funded by your tax dollars.
The US government has given $10.9 million to Food for the Hungry, a faith-based development organization, to reach deep into the arid mountains of northern Kenya to provide training in hygiene, childhood illnesses, and clean water. The group has brought all that, and something else that increasingly accompanies US-funded aid programs: regular church service and prayer.

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