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Candidates take the Good out of Good News

July 27, 2015 --

Krattenmaker-tomBy Tom Krattenmaker
 Award-winning Portland-based writer
Recent book: The Evangelicals you Don’t Know
Tom’s article also featured on USA Today

While Republican presidential candidates woo white evangelicals with their professions of piety and dark warnings about the oppression of Christians, a well-known evangelical ministry is gearing up for a very different outreach in a dramatically different setting.

International evangelist Luis Palau and his organization are in the final stages of preparing a massive evangelism festival in New York City. They’re bringing together Asians, blacks, Latinos, and whites from hundreds of churches for a Central Park crescendo expected to pull in tens of thousands of people in July. The festival follows months of community service by the mostly evangelical churches, which they pledge to continue.

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