Filling out the census and voting are two ways you can show up and speak up for your community. Disciples are helping in many ways and you can learn more!
- Also in September – a new title from Chalice Press, A House Divided: Engaging the issues through the politics of compassion. (Read more below)
- And here is a word from Rev. Gary Kidwell, president of the Christian Church Foundation, on the effect of elections on investments.
Turnout Sunday/Lawyers & Collars will recruit and equip pastors and church-based lawyers to provide a moral and legal presence, at polling sites of vulnerable voters.
In a partnership with the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights, pastors and church-based lawyers will participate in September and October Election Protection Webinars by registering via www.turnoutsunday.com.
Turnout Sunday/Lawyers & Collars are also mobilizing young senior pastors to reach unregistered young people.
The campaign is planning an election day Clergy Rapid Response Hotline and Command Center to help ensure free, fair, and safe elections.
Voting is both a civil right and a civic responsibility. We urge all Disciples and people of faith to vote and to encourage and help others to do the same. Resources will soon be available on the DC4PW website and Facebook page, as well as the DJAN website and Facebook page. But until then, for all election-related information, please visit the websites of the following: the NAACP, the League of Women Voters, Rock the Vote, and Faithful Democracy. Please make sure that you are currently and correctly registered to vote.
Voting Rights and U.S. Elections: Are You Ready?
The National Benevolent Association offered a webinar and voters’ guide during this session. Click below to access the materials.
New title from Chalice Press due out Sept. 8
And coming soon: new book, A House Divided: Engaging the Issues through a Politics of Compassion (Sept 8). Pastor Mark Feldmeir, pastor of a 3,500-person, politically diverse congregation, explores eight of the most divisive issues for Christians through “a politics of compassion” to help us find common ground to have the hard conversations and work toward healing and solutions. This is a fabulous book for small group study this fall as we endure another contentious election season. Feldmeir is creating a free video curriculum series for the book to help jumpstart small group discussions. It will be available on the website on publication date.