The Call to Renewal National Forum on Faith and Politics, in Washington, D.C., September 13-15, is rapidly coming together. It promises to be an important and significant event. Registrations are arriving and speakers are being confirmed. If you have not already done so, we urge you to make plans to attend. Your presence is crucial. It will show the nation there is a new movement of Christian political commitment, and it will be inspiring and educational for those in attendance.
As part of the National Forum, a Friday evening worship and prayer service for national civility is being planned at the National Cathedral. We have invited Ralph Reed of the Christian Coalition and a representative from Focus on the Family to participate with us in this service. While we do not agree on all political issues, we want to affirm the need for civility in our national dialogue. A joint service seeking God's guidance in the final days of the political campaigns will send a powerful message to the country that Christians are trying to"get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice..." (Ephesians 4:31).
Following the National Forum, Jim Wallis will go on the road, combining the promotional tour for his new book, Who Speaks for God?, with Call to Renewal town meetings and regional conferences. September 16 through November 1 Jim will be in 25 cities, often with two or three events in each city.