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Christian Leaders: Trump Does Not Speak For Us


June 16, 2016


Michelle Nealy, mnealy@faithinpubliclife.org, 202-735-7123
Allison Walter, awalter@faithinpubliclife.org, 913-375-7730

Christian Leaders: Trump Does Not Speak For Us

Prominent Clergy Rebuke Trump’s Violent, Sexist and Racist Rhetoric, Say Christianity Broader than Religious Right

New York, N.Y. — On Tuesday, June 21st at 10:00 AM, a prominent group of clergy will gather for a press conference at the Marriott Marquis in New York City to rebuke Donald Trump’s vitriolic, immoral rhetoric just ahead of his meeting with a group of conservative evangelical leaders in hopes of garnering their endorsement.

Pastors speaking at the press conference will highlight the justice issues and moral agenda at the heart of their faith communities in this election year, and call on Trump to honor these priorities.

What: Press conference

When: Tuesday, June 21st, 10:00 AM

Where: Marriott Marquis Hotel, 1535 Broadway, New York, NY 10036


Rev. Dr. Amy Butler, Senior Minister, The Riverside Church

Daniel Harris, President & Founder, Fallen Walls International

Ryan Phipps, Lead Pastor, Forefront Church, Manhattan

Rev. Derrick Harkins, Senior Vice-President for Innovations in Public Programming, Union Theological Seminary; past board member of National Association of Evangelicals

Rev. Dr. Ray Rivera, Board Chair of National Latino Evangelical Coalition


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