These are difficult and challenging times for our local communities, our country, and the world. Divisive and heated rhetoric dominate the public dialogue, and the power of money is shutting out the voice of the average voter. More and more people are withdrawing from engagement in the political process out of a growing sense of cynicism and mistrust.
Now, more than ever, your voice and your efforts are needed.
As people of faith, we can play a unique role in this election cycle by encouraging civil, respectful dialogue that builds community and offers a hope-filled vision of the future for all people.
Join the United Church of Christ's "Our Faith, Our Voice Our Vote" campaign, and find out how your congregation can participate in the 2012 electoral process through faithful, nonpartisan engagement. Click here to check out resources and sign up for helpful webinars and opportunities to make a difference in this election season.
Peter Wells is the Associate Conference Minister serving churches and clergy in the Central and Hampshire Assocations and the Coordinator of Mission and Justice programs.