Christian Leaders to Speak Out on Budget Cuts Against the Poor During March 29 Capitol Hill Press Conference and Vigil

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#budget–On Wednesday, March 29, a diverse group of Christian leaders will join
in a press conference and prayer vigil on the Capitol grounds to protest
proposed legislation that would disproportionally harm poor and
vulnerable people. The leaders are members of the Circle
of Protection
, a broad coalition from all the families of U.S.
Christianity who have come together around the biblical mandate to
protect the poor.

In addition to ongoing concern about cuts to Medicaid, the
administration’s budget blueprint proposes cuts to a wide array of
domestic anti-poverty programs, including nutrition, housing, heating,
and community development. The budget also aims to slash foreign aid at
a time of worsening famine. The Circle of Protection, which believes
that budgets are moral documents, opposes these cuts and will make their
voices known to congressional leadership.

Participants in the event include Jim Wallis of Sojourners, Rev. David
Beckmann of Bread for the World, and dozens of other key faith leaders –
including heads of communions.

Following the 11:00 a.m. press conference at the House triangle, the
group will move to the Senate side of the Capitol for a prayer service.
It will be followed with visits to key members of Congress.



Circle of Protection Christian Protest of Policies that Harm
the Poor



Wednesday, March 29

11:00 a.m. Press Conference

11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Prayer Vigil



House “Triangle”

U.S. Capitol


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.


Bread for the World
Chris Ford, 202-688-1077