The Common Good

Politics and Spirituality: Reviving Our Spirits, Transforming Our Politics

Source: SojoNet
Date: October 15, 2007

For Immediate Release

Monday, October 15, 2007

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Media Advisory:

Politics and Spirituality: Reviving Our Spirits, Transforming Our Politics

Three Nationally Renowned Speakers and Authors:

Jim Wallis, Naomi Tutu, and Richard Rohr speak at weekend conference and engage participants on politics and spirituality

Cleveland, OH --- Hundreds of people from all over the across the country will gather in Cleveland to participate in a three-day conference on Politics and Spirituality: Reviving Our Spirits, Transforming Our Politics. The conference will focus on how to integrate faith with a fresh vision for public life. Featured at the conference will be the political, literary, and spiritual gifts of three nationally renowned speakers and authors: Jim Wallis, Naomi Tutu, and Father Richard Rohr.

This weekend of conversation and reflection led by Wallis, Tutu, and Rohr kicks off on Friday, October 19th, with an Opening Prayer service featuring music by singer/songwriter LEA. Throughout the weekend, participants will explore the vital connection between spirituality and politics through keynote addresses and worship services. There will also be a special spiritual Revival service on Saturday night, led by Jim Wallis and Rev. Paul Sadler at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in downtown Cleveland. A culminating Public March and Witness will be held on Sunday afternoon, led by Cleveland faith, civic and political leaders, focusing on a call to action on poverty in Cleveland, one of the country’s poorest cities.

The Politics and Spirituality Conference has been organized by Sojourners, founded by Jim Wallis, and the Center for Action and Contemplation, founded by Father Richard Rohr.

WHO: JIM WALLIS, Best-selling author of God’s Politics and founder and editor-in-chief of Sojourners;

NAOMI TUTU, Civil rights activist and daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu;

FATHER RICHARD ROHR, Founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation and author of Simplicity, Everything Belongs, and Adam’s Return: The Five Promises of Male Initiation.

WHAT: Politics and Spirituality: Reviving Our Spirits, Transforming Our Politics Conference

WHEN: Friday, October 19 through Sunday, October 21.

For tickets for the weekend conference: Contact 505-242-9588 or www.cacradicalgrace.org

WHERE: Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, 24 Public Square, Cleveland, OH, 44113

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Sojourners’ mission is to articulate the biblical call to social justice, inspiring hope and building a movement to transform individuals, communities, the church, and the world. Visit http://www.sojo.net/, http://www.redletterchristians.org/, and http://www.godspolitics.com/. Center for Action and Contemplation is a training/formation center that serves as a place of discernment and growth for activist and those interested in social service ministries. Visit The Center for Action and Contemplation at http://www.cacradicalgrace.org/.

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