LEARNING JOURNEY: FAITHFUL DEMOCRACY
Our country is at a crossroads. Each day the struggle between white nationalism and a multi-racial democratic future unfolds in the public square from the halls of Congress to our social media feeds. At stake, is the soul of our nation as we decide whether to pursue a politics of possibility and redemption, or a politics of fear and division.
The 2018 midterms serve as a crucial litmus test for the pathway we will pursue. For people of faith who care about justice these elections are not partisan politics but rather a moral rallying cry to reject racist, sexist, and xenophobic narratives that have become so commonplace in our civic life.
In the lead up to the 2018 Midterm elections, Faith Matters Network is partnering with Auburn to sponsor one immersion for emerging faith leaders in Middle Tennessee to reflect on the moral and ethical implications for 2018 elections by taking action. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
We will be traveling from Nashville to Atlanta the weekend of November 3 where we will join with local Get Out the Vote efforts. We will spend time together at the King Center grounding ourselves in part of our country's story of faithful civic engagement. All expenses will be covered.
This program is for you if you are:
An emerging leader under the age of 35
Passionate about justice and making a difference
Interested in raising your voice
Thoughtful and open to learning
Interested in the role of faith and spirituality in advancing democratic values
Exploring the role of spiritual accompaniment in grassroots organizing