Democrats tap array of faith leaders to speak at convention

The Democratic Party is tapping a diverse group of faith leaders to speak at its presidential nominating convention this coming week. Among them is Bishop Mariann Budde of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, D.C. She will deliver the benediction on Tuesday, the second night of the convention. Budde gained attention when she criticized President Donald Trump after he held a Bible aloft at a photo op in early June at a historic church in her diocese. Other faith leaders set to speak include Lauren Berkun, vice president of the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, and Sister Simone Campbell, executive director of the advocacy group NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice.