WASHINGTON, Jan. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by Circle of Protection:
Faith leaders (including David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World; Galen Carey, vice president of government relations for the National Association of Evangelicals; Sèinah Hamlin, director of the Ecumenical Poverty Initiative; Carlos Malavè, executive director of Christian Churches Together; Larry Snyder, president of Catholic Charities USA; and Jim Wallis, president of Sojourners) will participate in a press conference.
Circle of Protection press conference challenging presidential candidates to make hunger and poverty a national priority.
Thursday, Jan. 15, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
National Press Club, 529 14th St., NW, Washington, D.C. (Murrow Room)
As President Obama prepares to deliver his State of the Union address, more than 100 Christian leaders are already focusing on how the next president will work to end hunger and poverty both in the United States and around the world.
Political leaders seeking the presidency in 2016 are being challenged to provide by video their plan to help those whom Jesus called "the least of these."
This group of Christian leaders, known as the Circle of Protection, will ask both Republican and Democratic presidential candidates to produce video statements on how they propose to provide help and opportunity to hungry and poor people in the U.S. and abroad. Once received, the Christian leaders plan to disseminate the videos among their wide networks in an effort to inform the public.
The Circle hopes that these videos will highlight leaders who are willing to protect anti-poverty and anti-hunger programs and that the new Congress provides more resources for low-income Americans.
The Circle of Protection is composed of more than 65 heads of denominations, relief and development agencies, and other Christian organizations. To learn more, visit www.circleofprotection.us
SOURCE Circle of Protection