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Wanted: Inaugural Sermons

If you hear a sermon during Inauguration Week that you consider memorable, the Library of Congress wants to know about it.

With the Jan. 20 inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama as the nation's first African-American president, its American Folklife Center hopes to add sermons and speeches from an array of houses of worship and secular settings to its spoken-word collection, the center announced Tuesday.

``In anticipation of citizens' efforts to mark this historic time around the country, the American Folklife Center will be collecting audio and video recordings of sermons and orations that comment on the significance of the inauguration of 2009,'' the center states on its Web site. ``It is expected that such sermons and orations will be delivered at churches, synagogues, mosques and other places of worship, as well as before humanist congregations and other secular gatherings. The American Folklife Center is seeking as wide a representation of orations as possible.''

(Originally published at Religion News Blog.)

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Posted:December 24, 2008 at 10:48AM
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