Rabbi Marvin Hier, the founder and dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center and the Museum of Tolerance, is one of six religious leaders who will take part in President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration ceremony, event organizers announced Wednesday.
According to the Presidential Inaugural Committee, Hier will speak at the Jan. 20 event, along with His Eminence Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan, archbishop of New York; the Rev. Samuel Rodriguez of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference; Pastor Paula White of New Destiny Christian Center; the Rev. Franklin Graham of Samaritan’s Purse and The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association; and Bishop Wayne T. Jackson of Great Faith Ministries International.
“Since the first inaugural ceremony, our leaders have paid tribute to the blessings of liberty that have been bestowed upon our country and its people,” Inaugural Committee Chairman Tom Barrack said. “I am pleased to announce that a diverse set of faith leaders will offer readings and prayers at the swearing-in of President-elect Trump and honor the vital role religious faith plays in our multicultural, vibrant nation.”
A National Prayer Service will be held Jan. 21 at Washington National Cathedral, also featuring representatives of various faiths.
–City News Service