Evangelical Hispanics hold prayer breakfast

Tuesday, June 18, 2013
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

Evangelical Hispanics are convening in Washington, DC, this week for a time of prayer and worship. 

The National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast and Conference is June 18-20. At the bi-annual event, Hispanics "join together, we pray and then we hear from political leaders on issues of the day," Pastor Luis Cortes of Esperanza Ministries tells OneNewsNow.

"We also have other Christian leaders come and address us as to things they want to challenge us to consider and do," he adds.

Cortes

Musicians include Latin Grammy Awards nominee Daniel Calveti and Christine D'Clario, a 2012 Dove Award nominee. Marcos Witt, a five-time Latin Grammy Award winner, will emcee.

The chair of the Republican National Committee and the chair of the Democratic National Committee are also confirmed as speakers.

The prayer breakfast began in 2002 and featured then-President George W. Bush as speaker. President Obama has been invited to speak this year. 

One issue that has caused a lively debate is immigration, but another issue for Hispanics is STEM - an acronym for science, technology, engineering and science.

"One of our concerns is for the future of this country," says Cortes. "We need to find ways to educate better our young people and get them involved and more productive in the areas of math and science."

Afterwards, participants in the conference will spend time with their congressional representatives discussing issues important to Hispanics.

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