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"Hate evil and love good, and establish justice in the gate..."

—(Amos 5:15)

Over the years, leading Presbyterians have written perspectives concerning the church and politics. These powerful articles have been used as resources and inspiration by Presbyterian advocates to support their beliefs that the religious-based political work is crucial and necessary.

Use these Biblically-based essays for discussion in study groups, mission or justice committees, or for individual reflection.

The Rev. Jennifer Ayres, “Bound Together: Sin, Hope and Social Change”


The Rev. Gradye Parsons “Presbyterians and Politics”


Dr. John M. Buchanan, “What Christianity is Not”


Clifton Kirkpatrick, "For God So Loved the World!"


Elizabeth Hinson-Hasty, "Through the Work of Our Hands and the Meditation of Our Hearts: Defining Spirituality for Contemporary Justice Seekers"