Hillary Rodham Clinton told a conference of Methodist women Saturday about how her own faith was shaped by her devout grandmother. Clinton said she has vivid memories of having her hair braided as a young girl and listening to her grandmother sing hymns.
Clinton spoke of the faith instilled in her by her grandmother and how that helped guide some of the initiatives she started at the State Department. They included efforts to fight human trafficking and promote maternal health care in developing countries.
Clinton mostly steered clear of politics during what turned out to be an intimate speech.
In her introduction, the United Methodists pointed out Clinton was so pleased to be invited to keynote the conference, she declined the church's usual payment and paid her own travel to Louisville and her accommodations.