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Final Alert -- MLK Jr. Day Service January 20, Washington (D.C.)

From "Nat'l Council of Churches" <>
Date Fri, 17 Jan 2003 10:52:30 -0500

National Cathedral

Pray & Act: A Martin Luther King Jr. Day Service
for Peace and Justice at Washington National Cathedral
People of faith will unite to pray for a peaceful alternative to war, then
join a candlelight procession led by robed clergy to the White House.

WHAT:	     A service focused on the link between war and poverty and on
preventing poor people -- especially children -- from becoming the first
casualties of war.  Dr. Kings last Sunday sermon-four days before his
death - was on March 31, 1968, at the National Cathedral: We are challenged
to rid our nation and the world of povertywe must find an alternative to
war and bloodshed
WHEN:	Monday, January 20, 2003 - 2:30 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.
WHERE:	Washington National Cathedral,
Massachusetts and Wisconsin Avenues NW, Washington, D.C.
WHO:	Service led by: Bishop John Chane-Episcopal Bishop of
Washington; Marian Wright Edelman--President, Childrens Defense Fund; Jim
Wallis--Executive Director and Editor of Sojourners and convener of Call to

Other worship participants include: Dr. Bob Edgar, General Secretary of the
National Council of Churches; the Rev. Dr. Felton Edwin May, Bishop,
Baltimore-Washington Conference, the United Methodist Church, and the Rev.
Alvin Jackson, Pastor of the National City Christian Church and General
Moderator of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Leaders of at least
20 denominations will be in attendance.

All press to enter the Cathedral at South Transept. (South side of the
cathedral) on South Road-opposite the Pilgrim Steps (just below the Pilgrim
Steps is a statue of George Washington).  Please sign-in at the press table
directly inside the south entrance. A press area has been designated in the
South Balcony. Parking is extremely limited. Reserved parking spaces
available across from Church House (Episcopal Diocese of Washington
building) on South Road for broadcast media trucks. To reserve a space,
please call Jim Naughton, Communications Director, Episcopal Diocese of
Washington at 202 537-7162. Camera pre-set at 1:30. VIGIL PATH: Starts on
south road, left onto Wisconsin, left onto Massachusetts (downhill), right
onto 16th Street.
Final destination: corner of 16th and H Streets with view of the White

MEDIA CONTACTS: Helena Henderson, Call to Renewal/Sojourners-202.328.8745; Jim Naughton, Episcopal Diocese of
Washington-202.537.7162,; Toby Chaudhuri, Childrens
Defense Fund-202.662.3609,; Carol Fouke,
National Council of Churches, 212.870.2252/2227,

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