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Big Ecumenical Announcement on Friday!!

Given the signatories of this statement, it will be big news for the ecumenical effort. Note the address of where the document will be posted on Friday.

November 17, 2009
The Manhattan Declaration: November 20, 2009

The ecumenical level of cooperation at very high levels here will be, I believe, unprecedented in the U.S. The importance of this event may well be historic (though that is not the sort of thing one can predict):

***Updated Media Advisory***

WHAT: Orthodox, Catholic & evangelical Christian leaders will release the Manhattan Declaration at a Washington, D.C., press conference. Addressed not only to Christians, but to the president, Congress, and civil authorities, the 4,700-word document—signed by more than 125 religious leaders—addresses the sanctity of life, traditional marriage and religious liberty.

WHERE: National Press Club, Lisagor Room
529 14th Street NW
Washington, DC 20045

WHEN: Friday, Nov. 20, at noon ET

WHO: Manhattan Declaration Drafting Committee:
- Robert George, Professor, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence, Princeton University
- Timothy George, Professor, Beeson Divinity School at Samford University
- Chuck Colson, Founder, Prison Fellowship and BreakPoint

Signers of the Manhattan Declaration scheduled to attend include:
- Justin Rigali, Archbishop of Philadelphia, Diocese of Philadelphia
- Donald William Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, Diocese of Washington, D.C.
- Harry Jackson Jr., Bishop, Hope Christian Church
- Ron Sider, Professor, Palmer Theological Seminary and Director of the seminary’s Sider Center on Ministry & Public Policy
- George Weigel, Distinguished Senior Fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center and Founding President of the James Madison Foundation
- Tony Perkins, President, Family Research Council

MEDIA NOTE: The 4,700-word text of the Manhattan Declaration with a list of the 125+ signers will be posted at noon on Friday, Nov. 20, at


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