Bush U.N. speech calls for religious freedom

By David Edwards
Thursday, November 13, 2008 12:48 EDT
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President Bush called for religious tolerance at the U.N. Interfaith Dialog Conference today.

“Freedom is God’s gift to every man, woman, and child — and that freedom includes the right of all people to worship as they see fit,” Bush said in his speech.

Bush told the conference that ability to change one’s religion is a fundamental human right. Bush said, “everyone has the right to choose or change religions and the right to worship in private or public.”

“Through dialogue we can draw closer to the day when our prayers for freedom and peace are answered — and every person on Earth enjoys the rights and dignity granted by an Almighty God.”

A full transcript of Bush’s speech is available here.

This video is from MSNBC’s News Live, broadcast Nov. 13, 2008.

Download video via RawReplay.com

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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