The annual Springfield Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast will go on again this year… but without the direct involvement of the mayor’s office.
Mayor Mike Houston decided to end the city’s direct participation in organizing the event, after the Freedom From Religion Foundation objected to the use of public dollars to promote a prayer breakfast.
So instead, this year the breakfast is being organized by three faith-based groups and the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce.
They say bringing people of different faiths together to work toward common goals strengthens the community.
The breakfast will be held Tuesday, November 19th at the Springfield Hilton.