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White House Announces More Members of the Faith-Based Advisory Council

The White House just announced additional members of the President's Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Each member of the Council is appointed to a one-year term as part of the White House Office of Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.

The religious leaders and scholars who were added have an asterisk by their names, and the members that were previously added are after the jump.

*Dalia Mogahed, Executive Director, Gallup Center for Muslim Studies

Washington, DC

*Dr. Sharon Watkins, General Minister and President, Disciples of Christ (Christian Church)

Indianapolis, IN

*Anju Bhargava, Founder, Asian Indian Women of America

New Jersey

*The Rev. Peg Chemberlin, President-Elect, National Council of Churches USA

Minneapolis, MN

*Bishop Charles Blake, Presiding Bishop, Church of God in Christ

Los Angeles, CA

*Nathan Diament, Director of Public Policy, Orthodox Jewish Union

Washington, DC

*Harry Knox, Director, Religion and Faith Program, Human Rights Campaign

Washington, DC

*Anthony Picarello, General Counsel , United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Washington, DC

*Nancy Ratzan, Board Chair, National Council of Jewish Women

Miami, FL

Diane Baillargeon, President & CEO, Seedco

New York , NY

Noel Castellanos, CEO, Christian Community Development Association

Chicago, IL

Dr. Arturo Chavez, President & CEO, Mexican American Catholic College

San Antonio , TX

Fred Davie, Senior Adviser, Public/Private Ventures

New York , NY

Pastor Joel C. Hunter, Senior Pastor, Northland, a Church Distributed

Longwood, FL

Bishop Vashti M. McKenzie, Presiding Bishop, 13th Episcopal District, African Methodist Episcopal Church

Knoxville, TN

Rev. Otis Moss, Jr., Pastor emeritus, Olivet Institutional Baptist Church

Cleveland, OH

Dr. Frank S. Page, President emeritus, Southern Baptist Convention

Taylors, SC

Eboo S. Patel, Founder & Executive Director, Interfaith Youth Core

Chicago, IL

Melissa Rogers, Director, Wake Forest School of Divinity Center for Religion and Public Affairs

Winston-Salem , NC

Rabbi David N. Saperstein, Director & Counsel, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism

Washington , DC

Dr. William J. Shaw, President, National Baptist Convention, USA

Philadelphia , PA

Father Larry J. Snyder, President, Catholic Charities USA

Alexandria , VA

Richard Stearns, President, World Vision

Bellevue , WA

Judith N. Vredenburgh, President and Chief Executive Officer, Big Brothers / Big Sisters of America

Philadelphia , PA

Rev. Jim Wallis, President & Executive Director, Sojourners

Washington , DC

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Posted:April 6, 2009 at 1:40PM
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