US presidential hopefuls to guest at Rick Warren forum

by Michelle A Vu, Christian Post

image Senators John McCain and Barack Obama will make their first joint appearance as the presumptive Republican and Democratic presidential nominees when they come together for a leadership and compassion forum at the church of Purpose-Driven Pastor Rick Warren.

In the two-hour event at Saddleback Church in California, each candidate will take to the stage for around an hour each to respond to Warren’s questions on faith and moral issues such as poverty, HIV and Aids, climate change and human rights.

“We’re honoured that the candidates chose The Saddleback Civil Forum on Leadership and Compassion for their first joint appearance, an unprecedented opportunity for America to hear both men back-to-back on the same platform,” said Warren, founder of the 22,000-member Lake Forest megachurch.

“This is a critical time for our nation and the American people deserve to hear both candidates speak from the heart – without interruption – in a civil and thoughtful format absent [of] the partisan ‘gotcha’ questions that typically produce heat instead of light.”   Read More..

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