70 Days Until Mid Term Elections
(From the Black Church Center for Equality and Justice)
Dear Colleagues and Partners,
The political theatrics of Washington continue to threaten the future of democracy and the moral fabric of American society. The Right currently enjoys a political monopoly on all three branches of government—Executive, Legislative and Judicial. September offers us a short window to influence the US Supreme Court and expand access to food. In a sermon delivered in the summer of 1967, Dr. King averred, “The church must be reminded that it is not the master or the servant of the state, but rather the conscience of the state. It must be the guide and the critic of the state, and never its tool. If the church does not recapture its prophetic zeal, it will become an irrelevant social club without moral or spiritual authority.” As Black Churches, we are the moral conscience of America, and the current political moment summons us to cast a moral vision that affirms our belief in the possibility of achieving Beloved Community in the US.
Join us for a 90-minute online town hall, The Black Church Agenda, on August 28, 2018, at 6:30 PM EST. The town hall aims to offer a state of play for the confirmation Judge Brett Kavanaugh as the next Supreme Court Justice and the 2018 Farm Bill, which authorizes Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Judge Kavanaugh represents an insidious threat to voting rights, affirmative action, women's rights and healthcare. The proposed Farm Bill threatens to expand this nation's food apartheid by restricting access to food stamps. We can stop Congress on both issues. In this interactive experience, we will hear from experts poised to detail ways Black persons of faith and congregations can mobilize to stop the confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh and protect food stamps for 42 million Americans. Please share this “Save the Date” with your network as we prepare to demand what is best for the disinherited and vulnerable in our society.
In hope and struggle,
The BCC Team