Religion Clause , the blog for all things First Amendment, reports that the President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships has set up six task forces to advise the President on the following topics: “(1) reform of the faith-based office, (2) fatherhood, (3) U.S. economic recovery, (4) interreligious dialogue, (5) global poverty, and (6) the environment and climate change.”

All of these are par for the course—except for that committee on fatherhood. Someone in that office thinks that the paternity crisis in America is pressing enough to be up there with global poverty, climate change, and the economic recovery. That is no small estimation and is a welcome sign. Keep an eye out for what the committee finds.

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