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President Obama: ‘My Faith Has Been Questioned By People Who Don’t Know Me’

Speaking at the Siri Fort auditorium in India, President Barack Obama addressed some of the accusations of his personal faith and encouraged religious tolerance in India. “In our lives, Michelle and I have been strengthened by our Christian faith,” he said. “But there have been times that my faith has at times been questioned by people who don’t know me or they’ve said I adhere to a different religion—as if that were somehow a bad thing.”

Obama went on to encourage India to embrace those of all faiths. “Our nations are strongest when we see that we are all God’s children—all equal in His eyes and worthy of His love,” he said. “Across our two great countries, we have Hindus and Muslims, Christians and Sikhs, and Jews and Buddhists, and Jains and so many faiths. And we remember the wisdom of Gandhi, [who said], ‘For me, the different religions are beautiful flowers from the same garden, or they are branches of the same majestic tree.'” You can hear the full speech here

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