The faith community finds the U.S. government more difficult to work with than most other world governments, Pastor Rick Warren told Congress Wednesday.
Speaking before a Senate appropriations subcommittee on funding global health initiatives, he said most governments welcome assistance from faith-based groups.
“They’re not nearly as afraid of the Church as the American government is. I mean, we work with governments, literally, all around the world and they’re very friendly. They realize we’re not trying to do their work,” Warren told the panel.
“Everybody has a different role to play and the Church’s role is not government, and the government’s role is not church. But on health issues, and on education issues and on development issues, you can team tackle. As I said, I found it easier to work with governments overseas,” he continued.
Warren also said it’s best to work with local churches because they are part of the fabric of the community.
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SOURCE: The Christian Post