Report: U.S. funded religious programs in Africa, Iraq

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WASHINGTON (RNS) The federal government used taxpayer dollars to rebuild mosques in Iraq and teach Bible-based abstinence in Africa, violating a prohibition on funding “inherently religious activities,” according to a recent audit of the U.S. Agency of International Development (USAID). The report by the agency’s inspector general, released Wednesday (July 22), said “some USAID funds […]

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