State of our Faith

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Purpose To create a conversation that will help people of faith from a variety of backgrounds and traditions connect their theology with the current struggle against white supremacy and racism, and calls to divest from policing and incarceration to invest in community services that create true liberation. Join Rabbi Elana Zelony, Reverend Ray Jordan, and Reverend Kamilah Hall Sharp for a conversation about theology, liberation, policing, and prisons! These dynamic faith leaders will discuss how their diverse faith traditions speak […]

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Religion in the Public Square: What Are the Limits?

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The First Amendment’s Establishment Clause prohibits the government from making any law “respecting an establishment of religion.” This clause not only forbids the government from establishing an official religion, but also prohibits government actions that unduly favor one religion over another. It also prohibits the government from unduly preferring religion over non-religion, or non-religion over religion.  Faith Commons was created to promote the common good through encouraging people of all faiths and none to bring their spiritual identities and convictions […]

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How to Vote Safely in the 2020 Election

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This year’s election will be unlike any other due to COVID-19, the removal of straight-party ticket voting, the reduced number of polling places, and the fact that, due to an increase in vote-by-mail ballots, the outcome of the election will almost certainly not be determined on November 3 or 4. COVID-19 concerns, efforts to cast doubt on the integrity of the election, and threats of voter intimidation have increased anxiety about showing up to vote. Please join Reverend George Mason […]

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Confronting Christian Nationalism

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How can congregations help their members deal with divisive questions that dominate the news and invade their worship spaces? They include: “What is the difference between patriotism and nationalism?” “How are Christian nationalism and white supremacy linked?” “How can we identify and root out Christian nationalism in our congregations?” These are hard questions that confront congregations across the country, noted Amanda Tyler, executive director of Washington-based BJC (Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty), the only national faith-based group solely focused on […]