We start the fall with a three-part series on Voting Faithfully. These one-hour Zoom presentations including Q&A are held at 7:00 p.m. every other Wednesday. Our hope is that this series will help parishioners explore how their faith informs the issues that are front and center in 2020.
"It’s important to remember that partisan neutrality does not mean moral neutrality," said Presiding Bishop Michael Curry. "Partisan neutrality, bidden to us by human civil law does not mean moral neutrality, because we are bidden to obey the royal law of almighty God."
Wednesday, September 30, 7:00 p.m.
Alan Yarborough of the Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations, discusses concerns about voting during a worldwide pandemic and ensuring a clean election. He also touches on the census, misinformation, and civil discourse. To receive updates from the Episcopal Public Policy Network, use this link.
Wednesday, October 14, 7:00 p.m.
The Rev’d Peter Jarrett-Schell shares his experiences of encountering systemic racism and invites us to ponder what we need to address as a society to further become “a more perfect union.” Peter is the rector of Calvary Church DC and the author of Seeing My Skin (A Story of Wrestling with Whiteness). Sandy Kolb introduced Peter with a quote from his book.
Wednesday, October 28, 7:00 p.m.
Ruth Anna Stolk of the Smithsonian’s Conservation Commons moderates a conversation on creation care and environmental justice. Her guests are paleo-climatologist Jessica Moerman, a leader in the Evangelical Environmental Network, and the Smithsonian’s Sabrina Lynn Motley, who is developing programs around communities, race, and the future of the environmental movement.
This is the video shown at the start of the forum.
Here are some of the links mentioned by the Earth Optimism speakers.