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Advisory - News Conference November 2

November 2, 2011

TO: Members of the News Media

FROM: USCCB Office of Media Relations

DATE: November 2, 2011

Bishop Denis J. Madden, auxiliary bishop of Baltimore and member of the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) board of directors, will join a group of interfaith leaders at a press conference in Washington on Wednesday, November 2. He will urge that the United States continue to provide robust poverty-focused humanitarian and development assistance to help the poorest and most vulnerable around the world.

WHERE: United Methodist Building (across from U.S. Capitol)
              100 Maryland Ave. NE
               Washington DC 20002-5614

WHEN: Wednesday, November 2, 1:30 p.m. Eastern

PARTICIPANTS: In addition to Bishop Madden, faith leaders who will present the case for vital foreign assistance funding are among others expected to attend:

·Reverend Leith Anderson, president, National Association of Evangelicals
·Reverend John L. McCullough, executive director and CEO, Church World Service
·Bishop Lawrence RiddickBishop, Christian Methodist Episcopal Church
·Stephan Bauman, president, World Relief
·Reverend Rafael Malpica Padilla, executive director, Evangelical Lutheran Church of America Global Mission
·Major Betty Israel, national social services secretary, The Salvation Army
·Bishop Eugene Sutton, Episcopal bishop of the Diocese of Maryland
·Reverend Gabriel Salguero, National Latino Evangelical Coalition
·Reverend David Beckman, president, Bread for the World
·Dr. Sayyid Syeed, national director, Islamic Society of North America

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