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Bestselling author and national commentator Jim Wallis will speak in Rochester next week, thanks to the support of about a dozen faith-based groups.
As the rain fell in biblical proportions on Washington, D.C., more than 500 religious leaders, 200 of them under the age of 30, met in National City Christian Church in late June to join their spirits in revival and start a new political movement. It is a movement based on two primary principles: that poverty should rise in the American conscience as the primary moral issue of our day, becoming a focal point of the 2008 presidential election, and that the religious right should not be the only voice of faith heard in the public square.