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Concerns Over Prayer Breakfast Lead Congress to Take It Over

posted on January 28, 2023

Gary Fields of the Associated Press reports, “The National Prayer Breakfast, one of the most visible and long-standing events that brings religion and politics together in Washington, is splitting from the private religious group that had overseen it for decades, due to concerns that the gathering had become too divisive.” The event will now be hosted by the National Prayer Breakfast Foundation instead of the International Foundation, a private Christian organization, that previously organized it. Senator Chris Coons, the chairman of the Senate Ethics Committee, said, “Some questions had been raised about our ability as members of Congress to say that we knew exactly how it was being organized, who was being invited, how it was being funded. Many of us who’d been in leadership roles really couldn’t answer those questions.”

Read at Associated Press