This November, the people of the United States will elect a president and many others to public office. This election occurs in a time of global pandemic, a time when there is hardship, sickness, suffering and death. But this election also occurs in a time of great divisions. Divisions that are deep, dangerous, and potentially injurious to democracy. So what is the role of the church in the context of an election being held in a time such as this?
What is our role as individual followers of Jesus Christ committed to his way of love in such a time as this?
“Make Me an Instrument of Peace: A Guide to Civil Discourse,” online curriculum from the Office of Government Relations – https://episcopalchurch.org/OGR/civic-engagement
“Learn, Pray, Act: Resources for Responding to Racist Violence,” curated by Episcopal Church staff for Racial Reconciliation and Justice and the Office of Government Relations – https://episcopalchurch.org/responding-to-racist-violence
Resources from the Center for Racial Healing and the Diocese of Atlanta – https://www.centerforracialhealing.org/
“With Malice Toward None,” a program designed for churches and groups to provide a way for understanding and healing for all sides of our political divisions for both before and after the November election – https://braverangels.org/what-we-do/with-malice-toward-none/