Monday, February 2, 2015
Asking candidates to address their priorities around poverty
More than 100 Christian faith leaders, under the umbrella organization “Circle of Protection,” are inviting 2016 presidential candidates to submit a three-minute video which outlines their poverty priorities if elected to the White House. “The state of the union is not good if you’re poor,” said Rev. Jim Wallis, president of Sojourners, in a news conference announcing the challenge. “It’s not good if you’re a low-income family.” News conference participants noted that churches and charities alone cannot assist the 45.3 million poor Americans.
Faith leaders call for focus on poverty in 2016 election – Catholic Courier, January 16, 2015