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Divided We Fail 'Faith Week' to Raise Health and Financial Security Issues in Communities of Faith
Date:11/16/2007

November 17-25 Places of Worship in Chicago & Across the Nation Will Discuss How Their Communities Can Bring Change on Key Issues

CHICAGO, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From November 17 through the 25, AARP will be reaching out to more than 200 diverse communities of faith to ask them to reflect on the most important domestic issues facing the nation. With Thanksgiving approaching, religious leaders will be calling on their communities to create change by reviving the American Dream for their children and grandchildren. Recognizing the importance of health care and lifetime financial security issues and what each individual can do to inspire change is a critical step that these communities can take together.

In conjunction with faith and community leaders across the nation, such as the Samuel De Witt Proctor Conference and the National Council of Churches, AARP has secured Faith Week activities that will reach more than 100,000 individuals across the nation in more than 50 cities.

In Chicago, the efforts include Trinity United Church of Christ, Christ Church of Oak Brook and Saint Daniel the Prophet church. Members of these communities will be able to hear the Divided We Fail message during services and will have access to materials so they can create change in their homes and communities by sharing their stories and learning what they can do.

"The power of religious and faith-based communities taking action is widely recognized in Illinois," said Evelyn Gooden, AARP Illinois State President. "From providing aid to the community's most vulnerable, to moving into action in times of crisis and need, their ability to create change during critical times is unquestionable. Our work with these communities is a natural fit in that our Divided We Fail effort seeks to give voice to millions of Americans who believe that health and financial security are the most pressing domestic issues facing our nation."

As communities work, grow and worship, the core principles of Divided We Fail are undoubtedly seen in live action on a day to day basis. This is why Divided We Fail is committed to speaking to and working with diverse communities while intensifying the voices of Americans from every faith and all walks of life.

"We have a unique opportunity to create change and protect the most vulnerable members of our communities," added Gooden.

AARP hopes that in reaching out to communities of faith individuals will share their stories online and among their peers and consider devoting a few hours a week to raising these important issues in their cities and towns.

To learn more about Faith Week and the efforts of Divided We Fail visit http://www.dividedwefail.org.

AARP has over 1.7 million members in Illinois. AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization dedicated to making life better for people 50 and over. We provide information and resources; offer a wide range of unique benefits, special products, and services for our members. These include AARP engage in legislative, regulatory and legal advocacy; assist members in serving their communities; and The Magazine, published bimonthly; AARP Bulletin, our monthly newspaper; Segunda Juventud, our quarterly newspaper in Spanish; Live and Learn, our quarterly newsletter for National Retired Teachers Association members; and our web site, http://www.aarp.org. We have staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.


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