National prayer breakfast for the 99 percent
President Obama addresses the National Prayer Breakfast at the Washington Hilton Hotel on February 2, 2012. Official White House photo by Pete Souza.
“Unlike the National Prayer Breakfast, the People’s Prayer Breakfast is open to everyone,” reads the group’s website. “Our focus is not how politicians can serve religious leaders, but how we as people of faith can serve those in poverty.
“We are a mix of faith leaders, faith-based social justice advocates, members of the Occupy movement, and ordinary people of faith from across DC and the nation.
“With our presence, we issue a challenge to President Obama and all the participants at the National Prayer Breakfast to focus their conversations and prayers on the suffering of the 99%.”
Good on ya!
Huffington Post article here.
Video of Obama’s speech at the National Prayer Breakfast here.