US President Donald Trump on May 3, 2018 signed an executive order to create a faith-based initiative at the White House, which would promote policies that recognize the vital role of faith in American life. Trump signed the order during a ceremony in the White House Rose Garden on the occasion of the National Day of Prayer.
Trump said his administration had spoken out against religious persecution around the world, including the persecution of many Christians.The faith-based initiative is a historic action, aimed at promoting religious freedom in the United States. The faith-based initiative is a historic action, aimed at promoting religious freedom in the United States.
Several religious leaders had accompanied Trump on the stage in the Rose Garden of the White House during the signing of the order and among them was Narayanachar Digalakote, a Hindu priest at the popular Sri Siva Vishnu Temple in Maryland.President Trump, in fact, even mentioned the Hindu priest and welcomed him to the White House. Digalakote was previously invited to the White House during former US President Barack Obama’s term when he had celebrated Diwali in the Presidential palace.