By Peter Heltzel & Matthew Rosen

Hosting the recent Mobilization to End Poverty, April 26-29, in Washington D.C., Jim Wallis, author of God’s Politics and founder of Sojourners, convened religious leaders from around the country to make sure President Obama and Congress take action to dramatically reduce poverty domestically and abroad. In the spirit of King’s “Poor People’s Campaign,” the Mobilization to End Poverty represents one of the largest and most diverse anti-poverty groups that continue to advocate with Congress to protect priorities within the President’s budget that assist low-income individuals and poor communities.

But what made this gathering of prophetic advocates historic was the government’s active outreach to the religious communities and constructive dialogue about how we can work together to bring about justice for all of God’s children.

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