For more than a half-century, the Commonwealth Prayer Breakfast has been held on the day when the General Assembly convenes and the Governor delivers the State of the Commonwealth address.
Many of Virginia’s elected leaders will gather with citizens from across the Commonwealth.
Many faith leaders in America are concerned that we face a “civility crisis” in public life, that is pulling us apart. Can Americans find commonality through faith that transcends our deep political divisions? To explore the answer to this question, we have invited two national leaders, one a conservative Republican and the other a progressive Democrat, to speak.
U.S. Senator Ben Sasse, a Republican from Nebraska, is our invited main speaker. A man of deep faith, he is respected by members of both parties for his writings on the American condition at this time. He has noted that many Americans are “awash in material goods yet spiritually aching for meaning.” He will be introduced and responded to by Michael Wear, who directed faith-based initiatives for President Obama.
Individual tickets are $40; table of 10 for $400.