The Common Good

Top National and Global Evangelicals Urge Unity, Not Division, on 9/11

Source: Sojourners

MEDIA ADVISORY

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

CONTACT:

Carrie Adams, Sojourners: cadams@sojo.net,

May-Lynn Chang, World Evangelical Alliance: may-lynn@worldea.org, 617/480.4820

**Press Conference Sept. 9th 10:30 a.m. overlooking Ground Zero**

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New York City - Last year, protests by extremists marred the commemoration of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and ignited international violence. This year, the controversy surrounds the inclusion of national religious leaders in the 10th anniversary ceremonies. Global Evangelical leaders are calling for peace and unity and believe that while religion has historically been the cause of conflict, it can also serve as a solution.

The press conference will be held overlooking Ground Zero and feature national and global Evangelical leaders, prominent theologians, and a New York City pastor. The Evangelical leaders will give examples of Christians and Muslims living together peacefully and call for Christians to be good neighbors to the Muslim community.

WHAT: Press conference with national Evangelical Christian leaders with video messages and statements from the heads of national and global Evangelical associations.

WHEN: Friday, September 9th, 10:30 a.m. EST

WHO:

Rev. Jim Wallis, President and CEO, Sojourners

Rev. Geoff Tunnicliffe, CEO and Secretary General, World Evangelical Alliance

Dr. David Gushee, Distinguished University Professor of Christian Ethics at Mercer University

Rev. Dr. Floyd Flake, Senior Pastor, Greater Allen Cathedral, African Methodist Episcopal

Video Statements from international Evangelical leaders.

WHERE: 22 Cortlandt Street, 21st floor, New York, New York 10007*

VISUAL: Overlooking Ground Zero, Clergy with dark curtain background, DVD footage of statements from global leader available upon request.

CALL-IN INFO: 605/475.4860 access code: 1076462#

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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. www.sojo.net

The World Evangelical Alliance is made up of 128 national evangelical alliances located in 7 regions and 104 associate member organizations and global networks. The WEA is the world's largest association of evangelical Christians serving a constituency of 600 million people. www.worldevangelicals.org

*The event will be held in the offices of the Christian Post, a subsidiary of the Christian Media Corporation, but is not endorsed or affiliated with either company in any way.