Christian Leaders, CNN to Question Clinton, Obama and Edwards

WASHINGTON – Top democratic presidential candidates will take the stage to discuss the issues of faith, morals and poverty starting this coming weekend.

Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.), Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), and former Sen. John Edwards will participate in the nationally televised “Pentecost 2007: Taking the Vision to the Streets” forum that will be held June 3-6.

The forum, sponsored by Sojourners/Call to Renewal, will take place on the campus of The George Washington University with parts of the event hosted at National City Christian Church in Washington. Sojourners founder Jim Wallis, CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien, and nationally prominent religious leaders will ask questions of the candidates.

“The goal of ‘Pentecost 2007: Taking Vision to the Streets’ is to call individuals, churches, and most importantly, our political leaders to commit to putting poverty at the top of our national agenda,” organizers state in the event website. “We believe that the conversation about moral values in America has been widening and deepening, building into a movement for real change.”

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