CLEVELAND -- More than 1,100 clergy members nationwide have signed a “higher ground moral declaration” that will be delivered to the RNC headquarters in Cleveland on Monday.
A group of faith leaders began with a 10:30 a.m. news conference at the United Church of Christ at 700 Prospect Ave. East. Immediately following the news conference, the group marched through the city to deliver their signed declaration asking Donald Trump and political leaders of both parties to embrace a higher ground moral agenda.
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Below are some of the faith leaders participating:
- Rev. Peter Morales, president of Unitarian Universalist Association.
- Rev. Dr. Traci Blackmon, acting executive minister of the United Church of Christ's Justice and Witness Ministries.
- Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, co-founder of "The Revival: Time for a Moral Revolution of Values," president and senior lecturer of Repairers of the Breach, architect of the Moral Monday Movement in North Carolina, and pastor of Greenleaf Christian Church.
- Rev. Dr. James A Forbes Jr., co-founder of "The Revival: Time for a Moral Revolution of Values," senior minister emeritus of The Riverside Church, president of Healing of the Nations Ministries, and national minister for the Drum Major Institute.
- Sister Simone Campbell, leader of the "Nuns on the Bus," and executive director of the Catholic social justice lobby NETWORK in Washington, D.C.
The RNC takes place from July 18-21.