Obama's Top Domestic Policy Adviser Meets with Christian Leaders—Again

A coalition of Christian leaders confer with Obama's transition team about tackling poverty.

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By Dan Gilgoff, God & Country

The Obama transition team had a busy day meeting with religious groups yesterday. I've already reported that the Obama folks sat down with a coalition of liberal and evangelical leaders to hear their recommendations on dealing with culture war issues. I've now learned that the transition team's religious outreach folks—along with Melody Barnes, Obama's top domestic policy aide—sat down with the presidents of Christian Churches Together to discuss tackling domestic poverty. One attendee calls CCT "a little-known, powerhouse group of key Christian leaders, both progressive and conservative." The coalition includes evangelical progressive Jim Wallis and Catholic Archbishop Wilton Gregory.

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