Hillary Clinton to talk faith instead of politics

ADAM BEAM
FILE - Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton gestures during the question and answer session of her Simmons College Leadership Conference keynote address at the Seaport World Trade Center in this April 23, 2014 file photo taken in Boston. Clinton is showcasing her Methodist roots by speaking to about 7,000 members of the United Methodist Women Assembly in Louisville Saturday April 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File )

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is showcasing her Methodist roots in a speech to about 7,000 members of the United Methodist Church.

The former U.S. senator from New York and the wife of former President Bill Clinton has been brandishing her foreign policy experience, with a recent speech at the University of Connecticut and an upcoming new book, "Hard Choices."

The United Methodist Women Assembly in Louisville this weekend offers Clinton a chance to talk about her faith in a personal way to women from across the country as she prepares for a possible run for president in 2016.

She is scheduled to give the gathering's keynote address Saturday morning.

United Methodist Women is the denomination's 800,000-member women's mission group.