GONNA SAVE THE WORLD!
Calling all religions, liberal politicians, Emergents (you know who you are), and enlightened citizens of the the global community. Come discover the answers to all of the world's woes. Here they are to save all mankind's (oops, I mean humankind's) problems. You won't want to miss THIS OPPORTUNITY:
More than 500 people from 40 states are coming next week (June 26-28) to Pentecost 2006: Building a Covenant for a New America. Don't miss your chance to take your faith deeper by building the faith-based movement to overcome poverty.
"The moral imperative for overcoming poverty calls us to move beyond empty promises and lack of will – beyond the politics of blame to a politics of solutions. It is time for all leaders to move from sound bites to sound vision; from debates to dialogue; from rhetoric to results. Overcoming poverty must become a nonpartisan agenda and a bipartisan cause. It’s time to build a Covenant for a New America.
Join hundreds of church leaders, lay leaders, social service providers, and activists young and old for three days of putting faith into actionto build the movement to overcome poverty in the U.S. and throughout the world."
Sen. Barack Obama
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton
Sen. Sam Brownback
Sen. Blanche Lincoln
Sen. Rick Santorum
Sen. Olympia Snowe*
Rep. James Clyburn
Rep. Rosa DeLauro*
Chairman Howard Dean*
Chairman Ken Mehlman*
Marian Wright Edelman, Children's Defense Fund
John Carr, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
Rev. Tony Campolo, Eastern University
Rev. Sharon Watkins, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Rev. Cheryl Sanders, Third Street Church of God, Howard University
Rev. Glenn Palmberg, Christian Reformed Church
Rev. Noel Castellanos, Christian Community Development Association
Rev. Brian McLaren, Cedar Ridge Community Church
Rev. Jim Wallis, Sojourners-Call to Renewal
See you there!
The Sojourners/Call to Renewal Staff
You won't see me there. You won't see me within a hundred miles of this one.
Check out this excerpt:
"The conference will also serve as the launch of a new initiative, the “Covenant for a New America,” a solutions-based agenda for overcoming poverty that transcends ideology".
Doesn't that sound a little eerie?
This is sort of like a New Reformation/U.S. Declaration/church-state duel effort combination/political/environmental humanitarian/ecumenical thing...I guess.
How appropriate for today.