The Common Good

Are People of Faith Ready for Post-Candidate Politics?

April 25, 2012 - 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Speaker: Jim Wallis

We are a country divided. Some are entering this election disillusioned that the change they voted for has not come about. Others are charging in angry because there has been too much change. The one thing that unites us all, from the Tea Party to the Occupy Wall Street protestors, is that something in our country has gone terribly wrong and that Washington D.C. is too broken itself to do any fixing.

People of faith should not shirk away from politics but rather find better ways to engage in politics that do not compromise our faith. Too often, we have given away our politics to charismatic figures and professional partisans. This election is important not because of the personalities but because of the real people whose lives are affected by the decisions of our leaders. People of faith should vote in November, but that is only the first step. We need to learn to be both local practitioners and national advocates for justice.  

We need to build post-candidate politics where people matter more than parties.

This event is free and open to the public.

 

  • Location:
    Fairmount Presbyterian Church
    2757 Fairmount Boulevard
    Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
    United States
  • Organization: William Birkett Williams Lecture
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