Friday, February 6, 2009

President Obama named 15 people to what will be a 25-person Council for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. The new group will advise the administration on government spending for faith-based groups.

Judith N. Vredenburgh, chief executive, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

Rabbi David Saperstein, director, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism

The Rev. Frank S. Page, president emeritus, Southern Baptist Convention

The Rev. Larry Snyder, president, Catholic Charities USA

The Rev. Otis Moss Jr., pastor emeritus, Olivet Institutional Baptist Church in Cleveland

Eboo Patel, founder and executive director, Interfaith Youth Core

Fred Davie, president, Public/Private Ventures

The Rev. William J. Shaw, president, National Baptist Convention

Melissa Rogers, director, Center for Religion and Public Affairs at Wake Forest University's School of Divinity

The Rev. Joel C. Hunter, senior pastor, Northland Church in Longwood, Fla.

Arturo Chávez, president, Mexican American Catholic College

The Rev. Jim Wallis, chief executive, Sojourners

Bishop Vashti Murphy McKenzie, African Methodist Episcopal Church

Diane Baillargeon, chief executive, Seedco

Richard Stearns, president, World Vision

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