Faith Works: Honoring the Contributions of the Faith Community to Peace and Prosperity in Africa

United States
08/01/2014 - 8:00am to 10:00am

On FRIDAY, August 1, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Rajiv Shah will host an Africa Leaders Summit Signature Event in coordination with the White House, entitled “Faith Works: Honoring the Contributions of the Faith Community to Peace and Prosperity in Africa.”

Shah and other U.S. Government officials will meet with religious leaders, faith-based organizations, and representatives of the African diplomatic corps to discuss the faith community’s role in advancing peace, prosperity, and development throughout Africa. Participants include Auxiliary Bishop of Baltimore Denis J. Madden, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director of ​the National Security Council Gayle Smith, Special Assistant to the President and Executive Director of the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships Melissa Rogers, South African Ambassador to the United​ States Ebrahim Rassoul, and others. For years, faith-based organizations have helped to lift up vulnerable populations and contribute to improving lives.

Media interested in covering this meeting must RSVP here by July 30.

Pavilion Room, Ronald Reagan Building Washington, DC
United States

Last updated: July 29, 2014

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