Political literacy takes on the status of Christian stewardship of our time, talent, and intelligence.
I received this offer in an email recently:
The still, small voice of God struggles to be heard over the voices of the loudest candidates espousing anti-immigrant, anti-Islamic, anti-LGBT sentiments–especially when they use God as their source. How do we get heard?
In the 35-page Progressive Christian Voter’s Guide, leading progressive Christians, such as Brian McLaren, William Barber, Walter Brueggemann, Lisa Sharon Harper, Jennifer D. Crumpton, and Derek Penwell help you: understand and value the power of your vote get biblical support for matters of justice that show up on party platforms and in ballot measures *rest assured knowing there are others thinking and voting like you!
Because our political lives matter, then political literacy becomes something more than just part of living as a citizen. Political literacy takes on the status of Christian stewardship of our time, talent, and intelligence.
Awareness of politics, policy, and how change takes place within those systems is how we as Christians live out our faith.
That is a position I think many people of faith would share, though I suspect some may come to different conclusions.
Movie: SANCTUARY (1961), starring Lee Remick, Yves Montand, Bradford Dillman, and Odetta; screenplay by Ruth Ford and James Poe, based on works by William Faulkner; directed by Tony Richardson. In 1928 Mississippi, the black maid of a white woman helps her employer out of a predicament