The role of Christians in the public square


Dialog report

The role of Christians in the public square is the topic of the semi-annual A Rose And A Prayer breakfast on Oct. 26 from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. in the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington.

The breakfast will feature a panel of Delaware’s faith community leaders, as well as an invocation from Bishop Malooly.

The speakers’ panel will include Father Leonard R. Klein, administrator of St. Mary and St. Patrick churches in Wilmington and director of the Pro-Life Activities office; Rev. Clifford I. Johnson of Shiloh Baptist Church, Rev. Clarence E. Petit of Spirit of Life Lutheran Church and Pastor Jon Boulet of Hockessin Baptist Church.

The faith leaders will present the approaches of their denominations on how Christians can contribute to public debates, such as the abortion issue, and how Christians can follow their faith while voting, lobbying or serving in pubic office.

There will be a brief question-and-answer session after the panel members speak.

A Rose and a Prayer is an independent education group using communications and lobbying strategies to develop respect for the sanctity of life and to support pregnant women in crises, so they’ll make positive decisions for themselves and their children.

To reserve seating, please call Bill Rivers at (302) 525-4655 or email