WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Missionary Baptist Ministers' Conference of Washington, D.C. and Vicinity recently hosted a Legislative Day with the City Council of the District of Columbia.
Several Council members participated in the Oct. 20 event, where topics of discussion included ethics reform; fiscal responsibility; government oversight and enforcement; education reform; and health care reform.
"It is our hope and earnest desire that this Legislative Day [has opened] new doors of communication between the pastors and the politicians of this city; rebuilding relationships that have eroded over the years, as the demographics of the Council have changed," said the Rev. Patrick J. Walker, Conference president. "It is time for us to join forces so that we can collectively improve the overall wellbeing of our city and all its citizens."
The Conference consists of a local body of clergy who are affiliated with several national Baptist conventions.
Organized in 1885, the Conference endeavors to advance the Kingdom of Christ as well as to strive for social, intellectual and moral improvements.