CNN to Broadcast Live Sojourners’ Presidential Forum on Faith, Politics

From the release:

    CNN will serve as the exclusive broadcaster of a presidential candidate forum on faith, values and politics during the Sojourners “Pentecost 2007” conference in Washington, D.C. The event will be held Monday, June 4, on the campus of The George Washington University, and CNN will broadcast the forum live during the 7 p.m. (ET) hour of The Situation Room.

    The Rev. Jim Wallis of Sojourners and author of the best selling book God’s Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn’t Get It, has invited Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Hillary Clinton, former Sen. John Edwards and Sen. Barack Obama to share their ideas and proposals about pressing social issues with a special emphasis on poverty. Wallis also invited CNN anchor and special correspondent Soledad O’Brien to moderate the forum.

    Sojourners, which is the largest network of progressive Chistians in the nation, was founded in inner-city Washington, D.C., in 1971. It publishes Sojourners magazine and is the sponsor of “Pentecost 2007: Taking the Vision to the Streets,” the 10th annual conference designed to mobilize faith-based community leaders and clergy.

    This special broadcast will air the night between the CNN-WMUR-New Hampshire Union Leader Democratic and Republican presidential candidate debates on Sunday, June 3, and Tuesday, June 5, respectively.