Monday, August 25, 2008

Democrats Strive to Show They Got Religion Too

By Michelle A. Vu
Christian Post Reporter
Mon, Aug. 25 2008

The Democratic National Convention looks different this year as Christian and other religious leaders take center stage this week as part of the Democrats’ effort to show a more faith-friendly image to American voters.

“Democrats have been, are and will continue to be people of faith - and this convention will demonstrate that in an unprecedented way,” Leah Daughtry, CEO of the Democratic National Convention Committee and a Pentecostal pastor, said in a written statement, according to Fox News. “As convention CEO and a pastor myself, I am incredibly proud that so many esteemed leaders from the faith community will be with us to celebrate this historic occasion and honor the diverse faith traditions inside the Democratic party.”

The convention, which officially opens Monday afternoon, will feature its first-ever faith caucus meetings led by prominent leaders to discuss topics important to religious voters.

Faith panel discussions include “Faith in 2009: How an Obama Administration will Engage People of Faith” and “New Faith Voters: What it Means for this Election and the Country.”

Also, every night at the convention there will be an opening invocation and a closing benediction by religious leaders. the rest image

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