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Bread for the World Organizes Historic Interfaith Gathering at Washington National Cathedral

Bread for the World, the nation's largest grassroots lobbying organization on domestic and international hunger issues, is hosting the first-ever Interfaith Convocation on Hunger at the Washington National Cathedral on June 6th. This historic meeting of more than 40 religious leaders will call for the president and Congress to join them in making acommitment to end hunger. See attached list of confirmed attendees. Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane of Cape Town, South Africa will preach at
the Convocation. He will urge U.S. policymakers to address the needs of morethan 852 million people across the world are hungry, including the 36 million people who struggle to put food on the table in America. People of faith concerned about hunger will raise their voices in song and seek guidance from the sacred texts of many faiths.  

The convocation will be the centerpiece of One Table, Many Voices: A Mobilization to End Poverty and Hunger. Bread for the World, with partners Call to Renewal and America's Second Harvest, will host the conference from June 4-7. Held in Washington, DC, the national gathering will include workshops, plenaries, and a lobby day on Capitol Hill. (For more conferenceinformation, visit

Held on the eve of National Hunger Awareness Day, this convocation will usher in scores of observances around the nation. For a list of local
events, visit


Who:      Archbishop Ndungane of Cape Town, S.A. and 40 top leaders ofreligious faiths
When:   June 6th 7:00 p.m. - media to arrive 30 min. prior at the South entrance
Where:  Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts Aves. NW

Print Quality photos and live Video streaming to be available at

Confirmed Faith Community Leaders

  • Dr. Thomas Armiger, General Superintendent, The Wesleyan Church
  • Bishop Vicken Aykazian, Legate, Diocese of the Armenian Church of America (Eastern)
  • Dr. Peter Borgdorff, Executive Director of Ministries, Christian Reformed Church
  • Lt. Colonel Larry Bosh, National Chief Secretary, The Salvation Army
  • Presiding Bishop Lawrence G. Campbell, The Bible Way Churches, Worldwide The Right
  • Rev. John Bryson Chane, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington
  • Rev. Richard Cizik, V.P. of Governmental Affairs, National Association of Evangelicals
  • Bishop Phillip Cousin, Senior Bishop, African Methodist Episcopal Church
  • Rev. R. Randy Day, General Board of Global Ministries, The United Methodist Church
  • Rev. Daniel de Leon, President, Alianza de Ministerios Evangelicos Nacionales (AMEN)
  • Bhante M.Dhammasiri, President, Buddhist Vihara, Washington DC
  • Dr. Barrett Duke, V.P. for Public Policy, The Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention
  • Dr. Robert W. Edgar, General Secretary, National Council of Churches USA
  • Rabbi Jerome M. Epstein, Exec. V.P. United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism
  • Joseph Flannigan, National Vice President, Society of St. Vincent De Paul
  • Dr. Wesley Granberg-Michaelson, General Secretary, Reformed Church in America
  • Dr. John Graz, Director of the Department of Public Affairs and Religious Liberty, General Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church
  • The Most Rev. Frank T. Griswold, Presiding Bishop, The Episcopal Church, USA
  • Presiding Bishop Mark S. Hanson, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
  • Rev. Dr. Stan Hastey, Executive Director, The Alliance of Baptists Imam Yahya Hendi, Muslim Chaplain, Georgetown University
  • Dr. Chris Hobgood, General Minister and President, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
  • Rev. Dr. Clifton Kirkpatrick, Stated Clerk of the General Assembly, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
  • Dr. Jan Love, Deputy General Secretary, United Methodist Women's Division
  • His Eminence Theodore Cardinal McCarrick, Catholic Archbishop of Washington
  • Rev. John L. McCullough, Executive Director and CEO, Church World Service
  • Ms. Mary Ellen McNish General Secretary, American Friends Service Committee
  • Paul Montacute, Director, Baptist World Aid
  • Stanley J. Noffsinger, General Secretary, Church of the Brethren
  • Dr. Glenn Palmberg, President, Evangelical Covenant Church
  • Rabbi Perry Raphael Rank, President, Rabbinical Assembly
  • Bishop Lawrence L. Reddick, III, The Christian Methodist Episcopal Church
  • Rabbi David Saperstein, Director, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism
  • Bishop Monroe Saunders, Jr., Presiding Bishop, The United Church of Jesus Christ (Apostolic)
  • Dr. Ron Sider, President, Evangelicals for Social Action
  • Rev. Dr. John Thomas, General Minister and President, United Church of Christ
  • Rev. Dr. Stephen Thurston, President, National Baptist Convention of America
  • Dr. DanielVestal, Coordinator, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
  • Sister Christine Vladimiroff, Prioress, Benedictine Sisters of Erie, President, Leadership Conference of Women Religious
  • Bishop George Walker, Senior Bishop, A.M.E. Zion Church
  • Jim Winkler, Gen. Secretary, Board of Church & Society, United Methodist Church
  • Rabbi Shawn Zevit, Director of Outreach and External Affiliations, Senior Consultant, Jewish Reconstructionist Federation

*Tracy Gordon, Religion Press Release Services

See Also...
Topic: Children Hunger Women
Geographic Region: World
Source: Religious news services

Date posted: Jun 01, 2005