Monday, October 11, 2004

Head's up: Overcoming poverty is a religious and moral issue that must be addressed in this election year.

Call to Renewal's Rolling to Overcome Poverty Bus Tour will be coming to Pittsburgh Friday, October 15 and McKeesport, Saturday, October 16, 2004. See the comments for details.

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Raise attention to the needs of low-income communities, specifically the 35 million people living in poverty in the U.S., 12 million of whom are children. Encourage voting as a Christian civic responsibility and hold up the vision of Isaiah 65 when we go to the polls.

Join three major events in Allegheny County.

The Message: God is Not a Republican or a Democrat
Overcoming Poverty is an Electoral and a Spiritual Issue

Friday, October 15, 3-4 PM, University of Pittsburgh Campus, patio of the Student Union, Bigelow and Fifth Avenues, Pittsburgh: Welcoming Rally and Speakers, Jim Wallis, the Convener of Call to Renewal and Saleem Gubril of the Pittsburgh Project, will present the Isaiah Platform, a political mandate to overcome poverty. Contact: Suzannah Paul 412.682.1118 email:

Friday Evening, October 15, 7:30 PM, East Liberty Presbyterian Church, Penn and Highland Avenues, Pittsburgh: A Service for Worship with the Rev. Jim Wallis, Guest Speaker, author, editor of Sojourner Magazine and Convener of the Call to Renewal. Contact: Wanda Guthrie 724.327.2767 or 412.596.0066

Saturday, October 16, 8 AM, St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 220 Eighth Avenue, McKeesport: An Advocates, Families and Clergy Prayer Breakfast. Contact: Gladys Hunt-Mason 412.672.8490,

Saturday, October 16, 9:30 AM, St. Stephen's Episcopal Church: A Community-Wide Service and Message from the Rev. Jim Wallis and Advocacy Fair. Child care provided.

Doors to Democracy, a citizens‚ art work project, produced at summer community events and sponsored by the American Friends Service Committee and Stand for Children Pittsburgh will be featured at most events.

Local Endorsers to date: The Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh Commission on Racism, the Interfaith Center of Carlow College, Stand for Children Pittsburgh Organizing Group, Roots of Promise/Thomas Merton Center, the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, East Liberty Presbyterian Church, St. Stephen‚s Episcopal Church, Pittsburgh Interfaith Impact Network (PIIN), Pennsylvanians United for Single Payer Health Care (PUSH), The Pittsburgh Leadership Foundation, American Friends Service Committee, Allegheny ACORN, Good Schools Pennsylvania, Religion & Labor Coalition of Western PA, Association of Pittsburgh Priests, Mon Valley Unemployed Committee, Center for Spirituality in 12-Step Recovery, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.

Source: Wanda Guthrie