By Catholic Review Staff
Archbishop William E. Lori hosted faith leaders from the City of Baltimore and candidates for Baltimore mayor for an early morning meeting Feb. 23 to discuss issues of mutual concern in the city.
Candidates in attendance at the meeting at the archbishop’s residence were former Mayor Sheila Dixon, City Councilmen Nick J. Mosby and Carl Stokes, and David L. Warnock, a businessman and philanthropist.
Religious leaders included Imam Earl El-Amin, of the Muslim Community Cultural Center of Baltimore; Rabbi Steven M. Fink, of Temple Oheb Shalom; the Rev. Dr. Alvin C. Hathaway Sr., pastor, Union Baptist Church; the Rev. Wolfgang Daniel Herz-Lane, bishop of the Delaware Maryland Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Bishop Denis J. Madden, auxiliary bishop of Baltimore; Father Donald Sterling, pastor of New All Saints Parish; and Josephite Father Xavier Edet, administrator of St. Francis Xavier Parish; represented the Catholic church along with the archbishop. William J. McCarthy Jr, executive director of Catholic Charities of Baltimore moderated the discussion.
Topics addressed at the meeting, which was not open to press coverage, included the role of the faith community in revitalizing the city, crime, housing, systemic poverty, jobs and schools.
Archbishop William E. Lori hosted a meeting of local faith leaders and candidates for mayor of Baltimore at his residence Feb. 23. The group, which included Christian, Jewish and Muslim leaders, addressed ways to revitalize the city. (Christopher Gunty/CR Staff)