Faith based partnership with America…

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Barack Obama speaks during the African Methodist Episcopal Church\’s 48th Quadrennial Session General Conference Saturday, July 5, 2008, in St. Louis.(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

Barack Obama was in St. Louis, Missouri a bellwether state in the upcoming general election. Obama spoke to the influential African Methodist Episcopal Church Conference and emphasized again the importance of the government\’s duty to address what he said are \”moral problems\” — such as war, poverty, joblessness, homelessness, violent streets and crumbling schools — and to employ religious institutions to do it.

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill, right, shakes hands with supporters at the 48th Quadrennial Session of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in St. Louis, Mo., Saturday, July 5, 2008. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Obama, \”The challenges we face today — war and poverty, joblessness and homelessness, violent streets and crumbling schools — are not simply technical problems in search of a 10-point plan. They are moral problems, rooted in both societal indifference and individual callousness — in the imperfections of man. And so the values we believe in — empathy and justice and responsibility to ourselves and out neighbors — these cannot only be expressed in our churches and our synagogues, but in our policies and in our laws\”.

African Methodist Episcopal Church\’s 48th Quadrennial Session General Conference Saturday, July 5, 2008, in St. Louis

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Barack Obama at 4th of July Picnic

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