Film chronicles Liberian women’s faith-based peace movement

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c. 2008 Religion News Service LOS ANGELES _ For 13 years, Leymah Gbowee watched as her native Liberia devolved into an earthly hell. Violence, rape, and murder had become part of daily life as violent warlords battled the country’s equally depraved president over control of a nation once founded in peace by freed American slaves. […]

  • There is no faith-based government, not in the U.S.A.The Constitution does not mention “separation of church and state.” You can separate the organized religions from the government, but you can not separate people from their religious beliefs. And as long as the government is not comprised entirely of atheists, religion will always have an influence.However, that does not mean that we are moving towards a religious government; only that religious people are involved in the government. They always have been, and I expect they always will be.

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