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Members of Faith Community, U.S. Legislators, PEPFAR Leadership Meet to Discuss U.S. Foreign Aid, Global AIDS Response

May 17, 2013

"The U.S. government program that helps treat and prevent AIDS in foreign countries is threatened by budget cuts, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) warned Tuesday ... at a Washington, D.C., event co-hosted by a number of organizations that have worked together to fight AIDS around the world, including World Relief, World Vision, Pan African Christian AIDS Network, UNICEF, and the United Methodist Church," the Christian Post reports, noting, "He urged faith-based organizations [FBOs] to increase their efforts at rallying support for the program." The news service writes, "Politicians find foreign aid an easy target for budget cuts, Graham explained, because most Americans believe foreign aid comprises a significant part, as much as 25 percent, of the budget," adding, "In reality, though, foreign aid is only about one percent of the budget and not the cause of the nation's budget woes" (Nazworth, 5/15).

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