The Circle of Protection, a nationwide group of Christian leaders from diverse traditions who have come together to lobby for the poor recently asked President Obama and Mitt Romney to address poverty and a small miracle happened they actually got a response! I think that it is sad to see that as the poverty rate grows and the middle class shrinks our politicians are silent. As a person from poverty and as a organizer I believe that the poor have to speak for themselves and hold elected officials responsible. As we approach the anniversary of Occupy Wall Street what are ways in which poor people can raise their own voices to speak about their reality?
See short video messages from both President Obama & Mitt Romney below:
On Tuesday June 19th the Southern Baptist Convention made history when 7,700 ministers unanimously supported the vote for Rev. Fred Luter, Jr. to become the first Black president of the predominately White denomination. The Southern Baptist Convention is the world’s largest protestant denomination and some would say the whitest. The vote is extremely historic in light of church history, because the Southern Baptist denomination became a separate denomination in 1845 after a regional split with northern Baptist over the issues of slavery. After the Civil War a second split occurred when most Black Baptists in the South separated from white churches and set up their own congregations.