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Statement of Concerned Women for America on the Passing of Dr. Jerry Falwell

Contact: Jennifer Fedor, Concerned Women for America, 202-488-7000 ext. 126


WASHINGTON, May 15 /Christian Newswire/ -- Concerned Women for America (CWA) offers its condolences to the family and loved ones of Dr. Jerry Falwell who passed into glory today.


CWA issued the following statement by Beverly LaHaye, founder and chairman:


"Dr. Jerry Falwell is a long-time dear friend who had a tremendously positive impact on America.  His bold leadership helped change the course of Evangelical engagement in the public square.  Dr. Falwell made big dreams reality – by inspiring millions to political involvement, by dedicating himself to higher education, and most importantly, by fostering Christian outreach to the spiritually and physically needy through Thomas Road Baptist Church and its myriad ministries.  Though he is now with the Savior he loved, Jerry Falwell's legacy will continue through the lives of those who were so profoundly touched by his vision."


Wendy Wright, president of CWA, said, "Dr. Jerry Falwell had a profound impact on America by reviving Evangelicals' involvement in the broader culture.  He gained the authority to be heard on key issues of our day because of his work to help people in need and train leaders for the future.  All of us at CWA are praying for his family and those who worked with and loved him.  We take comfort in the words of Jesus Who promised eternal life to all who believe."


Concerned Women for America is the nation's largest public policy women's organization.