Each year for the past ten years Central Dallas Ministries has hosted what we call our "Annual Urban Ministries Prayer Event." We started very small. The event has now grown into one of the more important community gatherings of the year among people who care about issues associated with poverty, justice and reconciliation.
Past speakers include Carey Dowl, Landon Saunders, John Perkins, George W. Bush, Wilson Goode, Tony Campolo, Jim Wallis, Susan Pace Hamil, and Max Lucado.
This year marks the tenth anniversary of the prayer gathering. We have a very special speaker to help us mark the occasion.
Pulitzer Prize winning author and columnist for The New York Times, David K. Shipler will challenge us to think in new and more productive ways about poverty and the pressing, daily struggles facing the working underclass in America.
Shipler's latest book, Working Poor: Invisible in America, is one of the most important studies of poverty in the past half century.
We are hoping to attract attendees from across the southwest and the nation.
In addition to his presentation at the breakfast, Shipler will be involved in a mid-morning conversation at a nearby church. For more information on this added aspect of the morning and for details about sponsorship, tables and individual tickets, go to our website at www.centraldallasministries.org.
Mark your calendar for the breakfast: Thursday, March 10, 2005 beginning at 7:15 a.m. at the Wyndham Anatole Hotel here in Dallas.
I hope to see you!
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