The Compassion Forum at Messiah College


Sunday, April 13, 2008
8 p.m., Brubaker Auditorium in the Eisenhower Campus Center


Messiah College was selected to host The Compassion Forum, an unprecedented bipartisan presidential candidate forum dedicated to discussing pressing moral issues that bridge ideological divides within our nation. Senator Hillary Clinton and Senator Barack Obama accepted the invitation to participate in the Forum; Senator John McCain declined the invitation, citing a schedule conflict. The Compassion Forum was broadcast live on CNN at 8 p.m. on Sunday, April 13, in Brubaker Auditorium. 


The Church Communication Network (CCN), broadcast the event to tens of thousands of people of faith in at least 1,000 congregations nationwide on April 20, the Sunday evening before the Pennsylvania primary.


Now more than ever, Americans motivated by faith are bridging ideological divides to address domestic and international poverty, global AIDS, climate change, genocide in Darfur, and human rights and torture. The Compassion Forum provided the opportunity for candidates to discuss how their faith and moral convictions bear on their positions on these important issues.


Read more about The Compassion Forum.


Click here to watch the Compassion Forum, LIVE on CNN


Event Photos


Announcements and Updates

April 16: Compassion Forum Wins In Total Viewers and All Demos, Topping the Cable News Competition.


April 15: Read the complete transcript from The Compassion Forum.


April 11: Media logistics released.

April 7: CNN will serve as the exclusive broadcaster of The Compassion Forum.


April 4: Faith in Public Life announces Senator Obama will participate in The Compassion Forum; media credentialing deadline extended to April 11.