Global Moderator of MCC to Help Welcome Pope at White House

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DATE: September 21, 2015

Contact: Linda Brenner-Beckstead, [email protected], 941-321-7886
Ann Craig, [email protected], 917-280-2968

Global Moderator of MCC to Help Welcome Pope at White House:
Faith leaders Will Convene for Climate Care, and to Hear Pope’s UN Address

WHAT:
During Washington D.C. visit, Pope Francis will be welcomed by religious and community leaders at a ceremony at the White house on Tuesday morning, including the Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson, Global Moderator of Metropolitan Community Churches. Dr. Wilson then joins other national religious leaders who are part of “Blessed Tomorrow” to work on Climate Care and to build on Pope Francis’ Encyclical.

WHEN:
Wednesday, September 23, 8:15am – White House Reception
Thursday, September 24, 7:30 RSVP – National Cathedral DC Worship Service
Friday, September 25, 8:30 – 11:30am ET:
Religious leaders meet on climate care and to hear Pope’s UN Remarks

WHO:
Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson and a host of prominent religious and community leaders

WHY:
“The Pope and I agree on so much-mercy, forgiveness, care for the poor and climate care,” said the Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson, global Moderator of Metropolitan Community Churches. “When it comes to his views where we disagree, like acceptance of LGBT people, women’s ordination, and women’s birth choices, perhaps I can borrow a line from him, ‘Who am I to judge?’ In the meantime, we will urge the Pope and the Vatican to catch up to Catholics in the pews who are more progressive than their leaders.”

WHERE:
September 23 – White house (red entrance)
September 24-25 – National Cathedral – 3101 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC