Friday, January 29, 2010
President Obama Praises Hindu Americans For Service (USA)
January 28th, 2010
WASHINGTON, D.C., USA, January 26, 2010: Joshua DuBois, executive director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood 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 honored and amazed at the great work that many Hindu Americans and broader dharmic organizations have done around service on the ‘Summer of Service’ campaign,” he said.
DuBois said, “These were just tremendous work done by over 118 sewa centers and temples and ashrams and other organizations 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.”
At the outset of his welcoming remarks, he said: “The President and this administration have been very intentional and very serious about engaging the dharmic community over the course of the first year in office and we are honored to connect with the Hindu American community.”