WASHINGTON (JTA) — President Obama cited the American Jewish World Service among groups that exemplify "God’s grace, and the compassion and decency of the American people."
Obama, addressing the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, spoke of recent efforts to bring relief to Haitians after the island nation’s devastating earthquake.
God’s grace, he said, was expressed in Haiti "through multiple faith-based efforts. By evangelicals at World Relief. By the American Jewish World Service. By Hindu temples, and mainline Protestants, Catholic Relief Services, African-American churches, the United Sikhs. By Americans of every faith, and no faith, uniting around a common purpose, a higher purpose."