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Religious Leaders Gather At Minn. Capitol

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Religious leaders from around Minnesota are gathering at the Capitol to meet with state lawmakers on issues including poverty, taxation, human rights and health care.

The Joint Religious Legislative Coalition holds its annual “Day on the Hill” on Thursday. The group represents leaders and activists from Protestant Christian, Catholic, Jewish and Islamic communities. Last year’s “Day on the Hill” drew more than 800 people.

The event starts at St. Paul’s RiverCentre with a keynote speech by the Rev. David McCauley, the interim director of the Minnesota Catholic Conference.

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