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Edgar, Edelman Lead Dec. 12 Vigil for Public Education Reform
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MEDIA ADVISORY FOR WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2001
EVENT: MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN AND BOB EDGAR LEAD MONTHLY INTERFAITH
PRAYER VIGIL FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION REFORM
Marian Wright Edelman, President and Founder, Childrens Defense Fund
Dr. Bob Edgar, General Secretary, National Council of Churches, and former
U.S. Representative from Pennsylvanias Seventh District
Rev. Gordon Sommers, Former President, National Council of Churches,
Rev. Patricia McClurg, Former President, National Council of Churches,
Rev. Dr. Eileen Lindner, Deputy General Secretary, National Council of
Rev. Roy Almquist, Bishop, Southeastern PA Synod Evangelical Lutheran Church
Rt. Rev. Charles Bennison, Diocesan Bishop, Episcopal Diocese of
Rt. Rev. Michael W. Creighton, Bishop, Episcopal Diocese of Central
Rev. Peter Weaver, Bishop, Philadelphia Area of the United Methodist Church
Rabbi Carl Choper, Rabbi, Temple Beth Shalom, Harrisburg
Father Anthony Ugolnick, Greek Orthodox Archdiocese
PLACE: The Capitol Rotunda, Harrisburg, PA
TIME: 11:00 a.m.
DETAILS: On Wednesday, December 12th, Marian Wright Edelman and Dr. Bob
Edgar will lead an interfaith prayer vigil to bring national attention to
the severe disparity of educational opportunities available to poor children
in Pennsylvania. Mrs. Edelman and Dr. Edgar, along with other national and
Pennsylvania religious leaders, believe that comprehensive school reform
must include adequate funds that are equitably distributed, using proven
educational programs, a set of common sense standards for excellence and the
accountability measures necessary for every child to succeed. The December
gathering marks the fifth interfaith vigil for public education since June
2001. Participation in the vigils grows each month.
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