Third Annual Saddleback Church Event Works to Bring Together Presidential
Hopefuls for Conversation on HIV/AIDS Crisis
LAKE FOREST, Calif., Nov. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) is the first of six invited presidential candidates to confirm participation at the third annual Global Summit on AIDS and the Church to be held Nov. 27 through Dec. 1 at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, Calif. and hosted by pastor and "The Purpose Driven Life" author Dr. Rick Warren and his wife Kay.
The Warrens have extended invitations to leading presidential candidates. Five invitees, including former Sen. John Edwards (D-N.C.), former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, have expressed a desire to participate and are currently working on scheduling issues.
"Inviting politicians from different perspectives to the Summit is not a political decision -- it is a humanitarian and Christian action," said Rick Warren. "When millions are dying each year, we're interested in lives, not labels. We want everyone to become concerned about the AIDS pandemic."
Sens. Sam Brownback (R-Kan.) and Obama spoke at last year's Summit due to their previous work with AIDS and poverty. The Global Summit on AIDS and the Church was established on the conviction that AIDS cannot be ended without mobilizing the Churches' global distribution network, massive pool of volunteers and local credibility in villages around the world. This year's Summit will feature more than 50 world-class speakers and experts. Sessions will include leaders from business, government, medicine, non-profit and ministry sectors who are working locally and globally in an attempt to arrest the growing AIDS pandemic.
"The HIV/AIDS pandemic is so large that it can't be stopped without the
combined efforts of leadership in the public, private/profit and faith
sectors," said Kay Warre
|SOURCE Global Summit on AIDS & The Church|
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved