Thursday, June 07, 2007


Bread for the World National Conference

American University
Washington, DC
June 9 - 12, 2007

Interfaith Convocation
Washington National Cathedral
June 11, beginning at 6pm

Join our General Minister and President, the Rev. Dr. Sharon Watkins, the recent President of our Convocation, Dr. Delores Carpenter, and thousands of people of faith as they come together to launch a renewed movement to end hunger and poverty in the United States and around the world.

People will reach out across the religious spectrum - evangelical and Catholic, ecumenical Protestant and historic African American denominations, Latino Christians and other people of faith - and join hands with other people of faith to share experiences and discover new ways to participate together in God's liberating action to end hunger and poverty.

Registration is open from 12:00 Noon until 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 9. The opening session begins at 6:30 pm.

The Interfaith Convocation on June 11th begins at 6 pm. No tickets or reservations are necessary.

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Monday, June 04, 2007



There are two chances to see our General Minister and President, the Rev. Dr. Sharon Watkins, within the next week.

The first is TONIGHT on CNN at 7 PM, where she will be one of the panelists posing questions to the top three Democratic presidential candidates: Clinton, Edwards and Obama.

The second is NEXT MONDAY at 6 PM at the Washington National Cathedral, where Watkins will be a participant in an Interfaith Convocation which is part of Bread for the World's national conference, "Sowing Seeds: Growing a Movement.

Also: our own Dr. Delores Carpenter, senior pastor of Michigan Park Christian Church, will be the main speaker at the beginning of the Bread for the World conference. On Saturday, June 9, at American University, Dr. Carpenter will be sharing Biblically grounded theological and ethical views on the issue of hunger.

Disciples are encouraged to watch the candidate's forum tonight on CNN, to attend the Interfaith Convocation (free) and hear Dr. Carpenter speak (registration required). More details below.



General Minister and President Sharon E. Watkins will be among a group of five religious leaders who will question the three leading Democratic presidential contenders during a live national TV broadcast on Monday, June 4. The "Presidential Forum on Faith, Values, and Poverty," will be broadcast live by CNN at 7 p.m. from the campus of George Washington University in Washington D.C. The hour-long forum will be a first-of-its-kind special edition of the "Situation Room" and be moderated by CNN's Soledad O'Brien.

"I am pleased to participate in a forum which explicitly intends to bring the language and concerns of people of faith into the political process," said Watkins. "I'll be very interested to watch in the fall when Sojourners has the same style forum with Republican presidential candidates."

Watkins will be joined on the panel by Jim Wallis, president and executive director of Sojourners/Call to Renewal and a scheduled speaker during the 2007 General Assembly in Fort Worth, Texas; Kevin Sullivan, executive director of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York; Suzan Johnson Cook, senior pastor at Believers' Christian Fellowship in New York City; and Joel C. Hunter, senior pastor of Northland Church in Orlando, Fla. Disciples are encouraged to organize groups to view the broadcast. The forum will take place during Sojourners' annual Pentecost 2007 conference. To get more information about the forum, PLEASE CLICK HERE.