Submissions are due on Friday October 28th.
This month we thought it would be appropriate to delve into a relevant and complicated topic: faith and politics. We realize that this is a potentially charged topic, but we think that recognizing how politics fit into our faith (and vice versa) is an important part of learning to engage with the world in a way that reflects God’s love. Because this is a subject about which people have intense feelings, we want to remind you to adhere to our conduct guidelines and refrain from insulting or alienating people groups or identities in your responses. We’d love to hear your thoughtful reflections about your relationship with politics and faith.
Below are some questions to get you started, if you have any questions or concerns don’t hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
–What is your relationship with politics like? Do you consider yourself a political person? Why or why not? What (about your faith) motivates you to be politically involved or to withdraw from politics?
–What questions (if any) do you have about how to engage with politics in intentional ways?
–How have you engaged with local or national political organizing and actions? What was that like? Why did you choose to get involved?
–How does your faith inform your political leanings and action? What are the good truths of the gospel that you seek to uphold in your personal politics?
If you haven’t written for us before, please review our submission guidelines.