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Religion and diplomacy do mix, Casey explains

Shaun Casey
Dr. Shaun Casey
It’s not often a career theologian finds work in the U.S. State Department, much less credits former Abilene Christian University professors for inspiration, but Dr. Shaun Casey (’79) is not the typical government employee.
On leave from his academic post at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C., the former Optimist sportswriter works for John Kerry in the State Department’s Office of Religion and Global Affairs.
He brings a wealth of knowledge and practical experience to a part of the government seeking to better understand how religion and politics affect diplomacy between the United States and the rest of the world.
Casey is Kerry’s special representative for religion and global affairs, and explains what he does in this Q&A in the latest issue of ACU Today magazine: