The Common Good

Day of Prayer: "The Least of These" Forgotten in Philly? April 29

Date: April 12, 2007

For Immediate Release

Monday April 12, 2007

Media contact:Chelsea Badeau, 267-879-9381

Day of Prayer

"The Least of These" – Forgotten in Philly? April 29

Faith Perspectives on Poverty and the <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 />Philadelphia Mayoral Campaign

Philadelphia, PA -- Prominent religious leaders and anti-poverty advocates will engage in a panel discussion and town hall forum on poverty and the Philadelphia mayoral race from a faith perspective from 3-5 pm on Sunday, April 29, 2007 at the Church of the Holy Trinity (1904 Walnut Street). This event is presented by Sojourners/Call to Renewal, and is free and open to the public.

Also on April 29, Catholics, mainline Protestants, and evangelical Christians and their churches will be invited to participate in a day of prayer for the poor as a biblical call to action in combating poverty in Philadelphia. Alan Neale, the Rector of the Church of the Holy Trinity hosting the forum, will post a sample liturgy for the day of prayer on the church’s Web Site ( that other churches can use.

WHAT: Interactive expert panel discussion and community forum on faith perspectives on poverty and the Philadelphia mayoral campaign. Free and open to the public.

WHO: The discussion will be moderated by Chris Satullo, Inquirer Editorial Page Editor. The four panelists represent a variety of faith-based perspectives:

· Patricia DeCarlo, Norris Square Neighborhood Project

· Will O’Brien, Project H.O.M.E.

· Rachel Falkove, Interfaith Hospitality Network

· Isaac Miller, Church of the Advocate

WHEN: Sunday, April 29, 2007, 3-5:00PM

WHERE: The Church of the Holy Trinity, Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA

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