The order, he said, would among other things ensure that “faith-based organizations have equal access to government funding”.
At a cermony, he said, “We condemn all crimes against people of faith. And today, we are launching another historic action to promote religious freedom. The faith initiative will help design new policies that recognize the vital role of faith in our families, our communities and our great country. This office will also help ensure that faith-based organizations have equal access to government funding and the equal right to exercise their deeply held beliefs. We take this step because we know that, in solving the many many problems and our great challenges, faith is more powerful than government and nothing is more powerful than God.”
The new executive order was signed during a ceremony in the White House Rose Garden during the National Day for Prayer.