Bread for the World, Rick Steves Team Up in Seattle For "A New Day: Reintroducing America to the World"
March 4, 2009
Bread for the World and Rick Steves will host a FREE public forum, “A New Day: Reintroducing America to the World,” featuring three prominent advocates for reducing global poverty. The 90-minute forum, to be offered twice, will focus on how Americans can help the world’s desperately poor people, even as we face an economic crisis at home.
Prior to the Saturday event at St. Mark’s Cathedral, there will be a Bread for the World Offering of Letters workshop. The workshop will provide in-depth training for churches and individuals on how to conduct a letter-writing campaign.
WHEN and WHERE:
Friday, March 20, 7:00 p.m.,
Saturday, March 21, 12:00 noon,
St. Mark’s Cathedral
Saturday, March 21, Offering of Letters workshop, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Rev. David Beckmann, president of Bread for the World and former World Bank economist
Rick Steves, best-selling author, producer and host of "Travel with Rick Steves"
Mercy Karanja, Gates Foundation agricultural development expert and farmer from Kenya
New political leadership is taking the helm in Washington amid the throes of global economic turmoil. A new president and a new Congress present a rare opportunity for America to restore the United States' role as a leader in creating a better, safer world. Perspectives from a farmer, a traveler and a preacher economist will shape a discussion on America's new role in the global neighborhood.
Shawnda Hines, for Bread for the World
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Ashley Sytsma, for Rick Steves
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Bread for the World is a collective Christian voice urging our nation's decision makers to end hunger at home and abroad.
Kristen Y. Archer, Media Relations Manager, 202-688-1118
Fito Moreno, Media Relations Specialist, 202-688-1138