Rev. Jeremiah Wright press offensive; he speaks Monday at the National Press Club

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PHILADELPHIA, PA.–The Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr., the controversial pastor at Sen. Barack Obama’s church, Trinity United on Chicago’s South Side, is going on a press offensive as he is pilloried daily on Fox News and continues to be fodder for Obama’s rivals. On Monday, Wright speaks at the National Press Club in Washington.The breakfast event is sold out.

Here is how the event is described by the club: Wright’s talk will touch on, among other subjects, “his pastorate, his development as a theologian and teacher, and the how the issues of social justice and global inequities have shaped his faith and his fight for those who are most marginalized in society. He will address the legacy and tradition of education in his family. And Dr. Wright will put into perspective theologically, historically and politically, his ministry and public service that has been so widely discussed in the media.”

from the NPC………….

Apr. 28, 2008

Event Type: NPC Breakfast

Time: 8:30 AM

Sponsored by: Speakers Committee

Event Location: Ballroom

Details: The Rev. Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr., senior pastor of the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, will discuss the role of faith in the public square in a presentation entitled, The African American Religious Experience; Theology & Practice, at a National Press Club breakfast on April 28th.

Dr. Wright will also talk about his pastorate, his development as a theologian and teacher, and the how the issues of social justice and global inequities have shaped his faith and his fight for those who are most marginalized in society. He will address the legacy and tradition of education in his family. And Dr. Wright will put into perspective theologically, historically and politically, his ministry and public service that has been so widely discussed in the media.

Dr. Wright will retire from Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago in June, where he served the 8,000-member congregation for 36 years. While at Trinity he developed nearly 100 active ministries/outreach programs and seven separate corporations that continue to serve the greater Chicago community. He is a sought after lecturer and teacher and speaks at some of the nation’s most prestigious universities and seminaries.

The National Press Club breakfast will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m.

The National Press Club is located at 14th and F Streets, NW, one block west of Metro Center. More information about the Club and its programs is found on its Internet website: press.org.

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