Christian Leaders to Speak Out on Budget Cuts Against the Poor During March 29 Capitol Hill Press Conference and Vigil

WASHINGTON--()--On Wednesday, March 29, a diverse group of Christian leaders will join in a press conference and prayer vigil on the Capitol grounds to protest proposed legislation that would disproportionally harm poor and vulnerable people. The leaders are members of the Circle of Protection, a broad coalition from all the families of U.S. Christianity who have come together around the biblical mandate to protect the poor.

In addition to ongoing concern about cuts to Medicaid, the administration’s budget blueprint proposes cuts to a wide array of domestic anti-poverty programs, including nutrition, housing, heating, and community development. The budget also aims to slash foreign aid at a time of worsening famine. The Circle of Protection, which believes that budgets are moral documents, opposes these cuts and will make their voices known to congressional leadership.

Participants in the event include Jim Wallis of Sojourners, Rev. David Beckmann of Bread for the World, and dozens of other key faith leaders – including heads of communions.

Following the 11:00 a.m. press conference at the House triangle, the group will move to the Senate side of the Capitol for a prayer service. It will be followed with visits to key members of Congress.

     

WHAT:

Circle of Protection Christian Protest of Policies that Harm the Poor

 

WHEN:

Wednesday, March 29

11:00 a.m. Press Conference

11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Prayer Vigil

 

WHERE:

House “Triangle”

U.S. Capitol

 

The Circle of Protection is a coalition of many and diverse Christian leaders working together for help and opportunity for hungry and poor people in the United States and around the world. www.circleofprotection.us

Contacts

Bread for the World
Chris Ford, 202-688-1077
cford@bread.org

Release Summary

A diverse group of Christian leaders will join in a press conference and prayer vigil on Capitol Hill to protest proposed legislation that would disproportionally harm poor and vulnerable people.

Contacts

Bread for the World
Chris Ford, 202-688-1077
cford@bread.org