The Manifesto Is The Message
- Warren Cole Smith - World Magazine
- May 12, 2008
On May 7, a group of evangelical leaders—including Leith Anderson, president of the National Association of Evangelicals and "religious left" leader Jim Wallis—released their long-anticipated document, "An Evangelical Manifesto: A Declaration of Evangelical Identity and Public Commitment."
At a National Press Club briefing, evangelical public relations specialist A. Larry Ross called the document a "broadly inclusive" cross-section of evangelical voices that has been three years in the making. Os Guinness, the principal drafter of the manifesto, said it was "primarily a theological document," and not a statement of political or public policy activism.
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