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Rev. Joel Hunter: Obama's National Prayer Breakfast Message Marks a Shift

President Obama struck a humble tone at the National Prayer Breakfast, the Rev. Joel Hunter said on Thursday. He spoke less of his own faith as he has in the past and more about the role of humility in leadership. “We must keep that same humility that Dr. King and Lincoln and Washington and all our great leaders understood is at the core of true leadership,” Obama said in his speech. The president began his address by announcing that his head of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, Joshua DuBois, will leave his position on Friday. Ben Carson, a pediatric surgeon at Johns Hopkins University and a Seventh Day Adventist, was the keynote speaker at the breakfast. Odyssey Networks in a non-profit media organization dedicated to building bridges of understanding between people of faith. Visit support our work and learn more.

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Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir to Perform at Obama's Presidential Inauguration

Six-time Grammy Award-winning Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir will perform during President Barack Obama’s inauguration on Monday. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), chairman of the 2013 Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies, chose the choir for the event. “I wanted to show off the talent of Brooklyn at the inaugural, so I chose the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir, which has won Grammy awards and is just incredible,” Schumer said. The musical group will perform “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” at the U.S. Capitol for the 57th presidential inauguration ceremony.

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