WASHINGTON, June 26 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — The National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, America’s largest Hispanic Evangelical Organization, will host a Summit in Vanguard, California on August 7th and 8th titled “Hispanic Evangelicals and the 2008 Elections. Will this community determine who wins the White House in 08′?” Dr. Jesse Miranda, Chief Executive of the NHCLC believes the summit speaks to emergence of the Hispanic Evangelical Community as a viable and significant ecclesiastical, social and political force in the American religious and political landscape.
“Our strength lies in the fact that we stand as a people committed to both a Kingdom message of Salvation and a societal message of transformation. As brown evangelicals take center stage as the fastest growing force in the Hispanic American family, we will address the issues important to our people and contextualize them within the framework of the 2008 elections,” declared Miranda.
The Jesse Miranda Center will host the event on the campus of Vanguard University in Costa Mesa, California. Both the Obama and McCain campaigns, which already via telephone conference and representatives attended the 2008 National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference Board Convention in Chicago last April and addressed more than 1,200 attendees in the annual service, committed to participating. “Which issue will take center stage this election and which candidate will better serve our concerns? This summit will present a national platform for a most necessary discussion on race, the Latino community, faith and the 2008 elections,” explained Dr. Miranda.