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Removing Trump from power is a task central to the soul of the nation — and to the integrity of faith.

In John 10:10, Jesus says "I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly."

In light of Attorney General Barr's egregious testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on May 1, we must use a moral lens to see clearly what is happening with our government.

Holy Week for Christians represents a dramatic movement from pain to hope. We deeply feel and lament the pain Jesus Christ endured for us, but we also feel our personal pain and the world’s pain. Then we rejoice as that pain gives way to the eternal hope. 

As this conversation continues at the national level, we want to hear from you. What is changing in the way we discuss religion and politics, and what does that tell you about the direction of our country?

The combined forces of white nationalism, white supremacy, and white power pose the greatest terrorist threat now to America’s safety, and the greatest political threat to genuine democracy around the world.

 The Reclaiming Jesus elders have called for “national prayer and fasting” to begin on March 6, Ash Wednesday, and to continue throughout the season of Lent.

This year marks the 400th anniversary of the first African slaves sold into human bondage in Jamestown, Va., in August 1619. Although President Trump acknowledged other anniversaries during his State of the Union speech last week —the 75th Anniversary of of the Invasion of Normandy and the 50th Anniversary of the first moon landing — not one word was spoken about the pernicious practice of enslaving our brothers and sisters and its origin in the state of Virginia.

It is time for spiritual preparation for the crisis that is already here — especially for immigrants and people of color. It is a time for prayer and fasting and spiritual vigilance. We must undergird ourselves and our congregations for active and courageous responses — not from the left or the right, but from those who first and foremost are followers of Jesus. Stay tuned.

We are asking every one of you, our readers and partners and allies to pray — in your daily lives and in your churches.