DNC Delegates Attend Interfaith Anti-Poverty Service and Rally

July 29, 2004

Source: National Council of Churches News


On July 29, 2004 National Council of Churches News reported that, "more than 800 people of faith, including as many as 300 Democratic National Convention delegates, broke away from the Convention in Boston for a few hours Wednesday (July 28) to lift their voices and prayers on behalf of people living in poverty and to commit to do what they can to put ending poverty on the national political agenda. The interfaith worship service and rally was held at the historic Old South Church in Boston and was the sixth stop in the national 'Let Justice Roll: Faith and Community Voices Against Poverty' campaign, a joint effort of the National Council of Churches USA and the Center for Community Change in collaboration with other national, regional and local anti-poverty and religious organizations. The campaign’s goal is to raise poverty as a priority issue in this election year and to educate, register, mobilize and protect voters, especially low-income voters. Related events are being planned for August 31 in New York, concurrent with the Republican National Convention, and for at least 10 more cities in September and October."