|Barack Obama today named 26-year-old Josh Dubois, his head of faith outreach during the campaign, to head his office of faith based initiatives, a relic of the Bush administration that will survive, apparently, though with revisions, including eliminating the green light on discriminatory hiring practices.
Dubois has a rich history of advocacy on civil and human rights that goes back to his college days, and did a great job during the campaign. I met him when he came to Miami toward the end of the campaign. Solid guy. More on the changes:
Joshua DuBois’ job as head of the Office for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships is expected to differ from that of his predecessor in the Bush administration. Obama has indicated that in addition to advising local religious leaders on how to get federal funding, the role will now also include working with them on social service outreach and tying their efforts into the administration’s fights against problems such as poverty.Dubois is a Pentacostal minister, in case you're wondering.
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