The Common Good

Presidential Candidates Tell Christian Leaders How They Will Address High Poverty Numbers

Source: PR Newswire
Date: September 12, 2012

 As the U.S. Census Bureau releases its annual poverty figures, faith leaders from the Circle of Protection will release exclusive videos from President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney stating their positions on hunger and poverty.

"As Christian leaders, we believe that this presidential campaign should include a clear focus on what each candidate proposes to do to provide help and opportunity for hungry and poor people in the United States and around the world. We are grateful that the candidates have produced these videos that outline their positions on this crucial issue," the Christian leaders wrote in a letter requesting the videos.

The Circle of Protection leaders represent a wide array of Christian churches throughout the country. The group emphasizes that God holds nations accountable for how they treat those Jesus called "the least of these" (Matthew 25:45).