Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Pentecost 2006: Building a Covenant for a New America!

Pentecost 2006: Building a Covenant for a New America!
National City Christian Church
Washington, D.C.
June 26-28, 2006

online: http://www.calltorenewal.com/events/pentecost06/index.html

Join Rev. Jim Wallis and hundreds of grassroots and faith-based anti-poverty leaders for three days of putting faith into action through workshops, Hill visits, inspiring speeches, and music, with the goal of building the political will to overcome poverty! Invited speakers at Pentecost 2006 include Sen. Barack Obama and Marian Wright Edelman, and confirmed speakers include Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Rev. Sharon Watkins.

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 action to build the movement to overcome poverty in the U.S. and throughout the world.

*invited speaker

Join us for:

    * Workshops empowering you to raise your prophetic voice in the media and with legislators and organize to build power in your faith community.
    * Inspirational speeches from senators, media experts, religious leaders such as Jim Wallis, and grassroots leaders who will share real solutions to poverty.
    * Networking with the nation�s foremost anti-poverty leaders, as well as prominent leaders and activists from your neck of the woods.
    * Policy briefings and a Capitol Hill day to educate ourselves about real solutions to poverty and demand real solutions from our lawmakers.
    * An Emerging Leaders Track for participants 30 and younger, specifically focusing on how young people can raise their prophetic voices on campuses, in their places of work, in their faith communities, and in the world.

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. The covenant is based on common-sense ways to end poverty, such as promoting a living family income for all who work, rebuilding neighborhoods and communities, strengthening families and renewing culture, and supporting the Millennium Development Goals to end global poverty.

Building this covenant and the movement to overcome poverty will happen because of people such as you, who care enough to put your faith into action. We hope to see you at the conference.

online: http://www.calltorenewal.com/events/pentecost06/index.html


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