The three top Democratic presidential candidates will discuss faith, values and poverty and take questions from religious leaders Monday at a forum sponsored by Sojourners/Call to Renewal, the progressive social-justice group.
Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y. and Barack Obama, D-Ill. as well as former North Carolina senator John Edwards will all take part in the forum, to take place at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
The Rev. Jim Wallis, best-selling author and evangelical activist who heads Sojourners/Call to Renewal, said having only three candidates participate allows for “a more thoughtful, more in-depth conversation.”
“This gives us a good long time to really engage with them,” Wallis said. The event will be televised by CNN and is part of Sojourner’s 2007 Pentecost conference, which draws social justice activists from across the country to gather for workshops and to lobby Congress.