Update: Christian Leaders to Seek Last Minute Face to Face Meeting with Pastor Terry Jones About Koran Burning
Contact: Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, 540-538-4741
GAINESVILLE, Fla., Sept. 9 /Christian Newswire/ -- The group will have a news conference on Friday, September 10, at 12:30 P.M. in front of the Dove World Outreach Center.
Location: 5805 Northwest 37th Street Gainesville, Florida.
Photo: Rev. Patrick Mahoney meeting with Prime Minister Maliki of Iraq
Christian leaders to travel from Washington, D.C. to seek face to face meeting with Florida pastor seeking to burn the Koran.
The evangelical leaders will apply the principles of Matthew 18 where it encourages Christians to pursue face to face dialogue when they have issues and struggles with another Christian brother.
The faith leaders feel it is critical to come to Pastor Jones directly in Christian love and follow the teachings of the Bible, as they share their concerns in a face to face conversation.
They will have a news conference on Friday, September 10, at 12:30 P.M.
The location will be in front of the Dove World Outreach Center at 5805 Northwest 37th Street in Gainesville, Florida.
The outreach is being sponsored by The Christian Defense Coalition, Faith and Action and Hillside Missions.
All three of these organizations have traveled extensively in the Muslim world and have met with Islamic political and religious leaders.
View a recent article featuring Rev. Patrick Mahoney on NJ.com here.
In a joint statement the organizations state,
"It is critical in any difficult or controversial situation to follow Biblical and Christian principles. With respect to Pastor Jones, as Christians we are implored to follow the teachings of Matthew 18 and go to him in the spirit of Christian love and share our concerns face to face.
"Now is not the time for shouting in the press. Rather, now is the time for prayer, candor, humility and face to face dialogue as we seek to resolve this situation in a Biblical manner."
For more information or interviews contact:
Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney at 540.538.4741