1. Global Issues: U.S. Charities Proselytize Overseas Using Public Funds

    It’s unconstitutional for faith-based organizations (FBOs) to proselytize using public funds, but some FBOs manage to circumvent these rulings by conducting their evangelistic charity projects overseas. In a recent article for Firstpost, an Indian website, Rupa Subramanya argues that this may begin to strain foreign relations, just as it strains the boundaries of constitutional law.

    “Despite uncertainty about whether it is even constitutional, given the U.S. First Amendment ...

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      Hinduphobia, Human Rights, Interfaith, Proselytization, Separation of Church & State, Terrorism, Yoga
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    1. Going forward, either grants to FBOs should be genuinely inclusive, and widely engage non-Christian FBOs, or the next administration should seriously consider turning the clock back to the days in which the makers of US foreign policy and development assistance took seriously the First Amendment.