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Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Michael Curry to address National Press Club Newsmaker news conference

January 29, 2016
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Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry will discuss Is there room enough for all? The Church’s role in creating an Inclusive World at the National Press Club in Washington DC on Monday, February 8 beginning at 10 Eastern.

“One of the most important statements of our time was given by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. when he said we must learn to live together as brothers and sisters or we will perish together as fools – the choice is ours: chaos or community,” Presiding Bishop Curry said. “He was right when he said that in the late 1960s and the sentiment is even more profoundly true now. We must learn to live together even in the midst of intense disagreement and profound diversity.  We will either create beloved community or a horrific catastrophe.  Religious faith must be a positive force toward that end – and that is what Jesus of Nazareth came to show us.”

The first African-American to lead the Episcopal Church, Presiding Bishop Curry is known as a charismatic preacher and riveting speaker. He recently returned from the meeting of the Anglican Communion primates in England which was the subject of headlines internationally.

The National Press Club is located at National Press Building, 529 14th St., NW, Washington, D.C.  For more information about the event contact Jamie Horwitz, NPC Newsmakers Chair, 202-549-4921,

Located in Washington, DC, the National Press Club is the world’s leading professional organization for journalists. It serves its members through activities that bolster their skills, through services that meet the changing needs of the global communications profession, and through social activities that build a vital media community in Washington and across the world. The Club is where news happens in the nation’s capital and is a vigorous advocate of press freedom worldwide. 


Note: the video of Presiding Bishop Curry’s presentation will be available on the Episcopal Church website following the event.