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In Theory: Trump’s proposed budget includes cuts to foreign aid. What does religion have to say about that?

In Theory: Trump’s proposed budget includes cuts to foreign aid. What does religion have to say about that?

President Trump’s proposed budget includes cuts to foreign aid — a move that threatens to harm the country’s “critical role in fulfilling the moral responsibility of all Americans to help those less fortunate,” write Richard Stearns, president of World Vision U.S., and Sean Callahan, president and chief executive of Catholic Relief Services.

In their opinion piece, “The Christian, conservative case for foreign aid,” they write about the achievements America has made in helping people and nations less fortunate around the globe. One effect of helping those in crises, they say, is that it may lead to stabilizing situations and building diplomatic relations.

“In an...

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