This was my first real peek behind the curtain into the political process, and I learned that I could have a much bigger political footprint than just casting my little blue vote in my big blue state. I can impact national politics in several powerful ways. And so can you.
With festivities staged in rickety shelters open to the sky, Sukkot seemed to us like an ideal time to honor the situation of the almost 70 million refugees worldwide who sleep every night in these kinds of dwellings. In a state that has refused to accept any refugees from an escalating Syrian civil war, we hoped to use the holiday to jumpstart our solidarity with these displaced people.
Many, many of us have experienced sexual assault in some form or another. Many of us have experienced it multiple times, in multiple ways. Some of us feel traumatized, some not. Some were blatant abuses of power--bosses, mentors, donors.
From our friends at Auburn Seminary comes a major new program: a Justice Ministry Education certificate for faith-based social justice leaders and organizers.