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Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Condoleezza Challenges Christians

United States Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, the daughter of a Presbyterian Minister, challenged Christians to remain engaged in what is happening around the world.

In a 30-minute address to around 12,000 delegates at the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention kast week, she encouraged attendees to continue what they are already doing, including "digging wells and building dams and strengthening communities in the fight against AIDS."

She said Americans must choose to either lead the way in the world or withdraw, to rise to challenges or shrink from them. "If not for America, who would rally other nations to conscience to the international defense of religious liberty?" she asked.

Condoleezza opened her speech with several lighthearted stories about her family and ended it by thanking the audience members for their commitment, dedication, compassion and faith.

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