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Faith and politics

Guide to effective advocacy

Christian political advocacy is a form of public witness and a tangible way of loving our neighbor. As Anabaptists, we believe that Christ walked in love and peace on this earth and that the mission of the church is to demonstrate this love. 

Christian advocacy can take many forms, including praying for government officials, writing letters to policymakers, meeting with legislators, raising awareness of issues through the media, and participating in public events. 

Advocacy that reflects Anabaptist values should:

  • be based in humility and love for others
  • appreciate the complexity of government while caring for involved individuals
  • grow from relationships as an expression of caring and faith in practice
  • be shaped by church and faith experiences
  • communicate principles, not partisan statements

 

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