FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 7, 2016
Esteban Garcia, Bread for the World, 202.688.1138, email@example.com
Michael Mershon, Sojourners, 202.745.4654, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sarah Kropp, National Association of Evangelicals, email@example.com
Steven Martin, National Council of Churches (USA), 202.481.6929, firstname.lastname@example.org
Christian Leaders Release Statements by Trump, Clinton on Hunger and Poverty
Washington, D.C., October 7, 2016 – More than 100 Christian leaders with the Circle of Protection have released new statements by Donald J. Trump and Hillary Clinton explaining how they would work as president to address hunger and poverty both in the United States and around the world.
The statements can be viewed here: http://circleofprotection.us/statements
The Circle of Protection believes that God’s concern for hungry and poor people is a central theme of the Bible. They are praying for a president who will make ending hunger and poverty a top priority of his or her administration.
The Circle of Protection has pledged not to evaluate the candidates’ policy proposals or endorse any candidate. However, the Christian leaders encourage voters to study the proposals and decide for themselves which best reflects biblical values.
Last year, the Circle of Protection sent letters to all of the presidential candidates from both major parties asking them to appear in a video explaining what they would do as president to offer help and opportunity to hungry and poor people in the United States and around the world. The videos can be viewed here: http://circleofprotection.us/trump-clinton
In July , the Circle of Protection sent a letter to both Clinton and Trump asking for “an opportunity for a group of us to meet, talk, and pray with you as you pursue our nation’s highest office.” To date, neither candidate has arranged to meet with the Christian leaders. That letter can be read here:http://www.circleofprotection.us/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/letter- to-trump-clinton.pdf
The Circle of Protection is a coalition of many and diverse Christian leaders working together for help and opportunity for hungry and poor people in the United States and around the world. www.circleofprotection.us