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‘Participatory democracy can be fun’

Panelists convened Tuesday to discuss protecting voting rights that in many states are increasingly imperiled decided by the end of the hour-long webinar that churches do indeed have an important role to play.

Presbyterian pastor joins hunger strike for voting rights

The pastor of a Presbyterian Church in Tucson, Arizona, has joined a hunger strike by an interfaith coalition that wants Congress to pass voting rights legislation by Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Jan. 17.

Hawkins to speak out on Moral Monday

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)’s Associate Director of Advocacy will speak at an event being held at 3 p.m. (ET) Monday by the Poor People’s Campaign.

Ecumenical Advocates march and meet on Capitol Hill

President Donald Trump was not the first leader to use tweets, the Rt. Rev. W. Darin Moore told a crowd Monday from the steps of the United Methodist Building, across the street from the U.S. Capitol.

ACSWP’s new General Assembly resources focus on civic responsibility, religious freedom

The Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy (ACSWP), which serves the Church by providing the General Assembly with careful studies on issues with moral challenges, Christian discernment, and making policy recommendations for faithful action, announced the publication of two new General Assembly resources. Honest Patriotism is a theological and ethical guide on civic responsibility. Religious Freedom Without Discrimination describes claims of religious freedom being used to exempt individuals and employers from providing women’s reproductive health coverage or goods and services to LGBTQ+ individuals.