Our Politics and Our Religions: Reflecting on 2020 and Beyond
Thursday, January 21 | 4:00–5:30 p.m.
In the midst of a year of unexpected pain, suffering, and loss further exposing deep disparities and divisions within our country, many are seeking a time to reflect on who we were, are, and hope to be. In this post-Inauguration program, we will be inviting participants to reflect on what religious and / or scriptural grounding brings them to take particular civic actions:
- When we think about our civic responsibilities or calls to political action, how much of our theological forms of expression determine our political decisions?
- Does one vote because of some form of religious or theological obligation?
- Does one participate in advocacy work as a part of a theological mission or religious self-expression?
- Can public policy reflect our deepest religious values?
- What is that inner voice that calls us to act?
- Do our religious convictions truly ground our civic duties?
We are thinking about these questions and we know you are too. We invite you to participate in an online forum to explore the answers to these questions together.