Mainline discovers allies among evangelicals

Collaboration without compromise
When evangelicals took center stage at an interfaith “Make Poverty History” rally, Chloe Breyer was uneasy. A progressive Episcopal priest and a staunch defender of abortion rights, she worried how evangelicals might upset a left-leaning coalition of religious activists lobbying the UN World Summit.

She became impressed, however, with stories of evangelical relief work in Sierra Leone, quick responses to Hurricane Katrina and even a willingness to criticize President Bush on a handful of issues, like foreign aid. “It was eye-opening for me,” said Breyer, who is a daughter of Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer and lives in Harlem.

 

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