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Press Release: Annual U.S. Capitol Bible Marathon Begins Saturday

Apr 29, 2022

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The 33rd annual U.S. Capitol Bible Reading Marathon begins on Saturday, April 30 at 2 p.m. ET and will continue through Wednesday, May 4 at 10 a.m. ET., as hundreds of participants read the Bible in many different languages from Genesis through Revelation for 90 continuous hours on Capitol Hill.

U.S. Capitol Bible Reading Marathon 2021

The Bible Reading Marathon traditionally takes place on the West Terrace of the U.S. Capitol. However, this year Faith & Liberty is hosting the event in its Ministry Center across from the Supreme Court building. Readers will participate in person and virtually from around the world. Seedline International will provide the incredible technical infrastructure to facilitate the Bible Reading Marathon.

The U.S. Capitol Bible Reading Marathon was established in 1990 by Dr. John Hash and Dr. Corinthia Boone. Vonette Bright, the co-founder of Campus Crusade for Christ, served as the co-chairman of the National Day of Prayer Task Force and Chairman Emeritus of America’s National Prayer Committee. Bright helped facilitate the vision for the U.S. Capitol Bible Reading Marathon and encouraged Dr. Boone to hold the event around the time of the National Day of Prayer. In 1990, Dr. Boone took a group of 30 pastors and went on the West Lawn of the Capitol. Each reader would hold a carnation as he read God’s Word and then passed the flower to the next participant.

Anyone can view the Bible Reading Marathon livestream at Seedline International DC 2022.

There are still available time slots to participate in the reading of God’s Word. Sign up by calling Patty Bills at 202-737-1776.

Faith & Liberty Vice President Peggy Nienaber said, “Every year, it is such a privilege to participate in the reading of God’s Word as it flows throughout Capitol Hill, especially during this time as the nation grapples with uncertainty and unrest. The Bible is the foundation of America, and within those pages, we find the only answer for hope for this nation.”

Faith & Liberty is an evangelistic ministry, taking the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the nation’s top elected and appointed officials. Faith & Liberty accomplishes its mission through building personal relationships with individuals serving in government, distributing Scripture and informative materials, and staging special events such as panel discussions, Bible studies, news conferences, seminars, prayer, worship, and church services.

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