- March 5 - News Advisory:
WHAT: On Monday,
March 10, a coalition of religious leaders returning from a "prayer
pilgrimage for peace" to Iraq will hold a noon news conference
in Washington, DC, to report on their experiences. The leaders,
from the Muslim American Society (MAS) and several Christian denominations,
will discuss the places that they visited, whom they spoke with,
the message that they carried as religious leaders, and their
prognosis for peace.
the multiracial interfaith coalition held separate meetings in
New York and Washington with John P. Renninger, Director of the
UN Department of Policy's Asia-Pacific Affairs office, Lawrence
Wilkerson, Secretary of State Colin Powell's Chief of Staff, James
A. Larocco, Principle Deputy Assistant Secretary for Near East
Affairs at the State Department, and the Iraqi Ambassador to the
U.N., Dr. Mohammad Al-Douri.
aim is to issue a moral appeal that both parties do whatever is
necessary to achieve a peaceful resolution to the conflict, including
full compliance with U.N. resolutions.
March 10, 12 p.m.
Press Club, Zenger Room; 13th Floor, 529 14th St. NW, Washington,
WHO: -- Shaker
El Sayed, Secretary General, Muslim American Society (MAS) --
Imam Mahdi Bray, Executive Director, MAS Freedom Foundation --
Rev. Walter Fauntroy, President, National Black Leadership Conference,
and -- Pastor, New Bethel Baptist Church, Washington, D.C. --
Rev. Dr. James E. Fitzgerald, The Riverside Church, New York,
NY -- Ron Daniels, Executive Director, Center for Constitutional
Mahdi Bray (202) 421-3623