Did you watch the debate on Sunday? Many people are discouraged about the state of political dialogue in this country, and I am one of them. On Sunday morning, I worshipped with the people of St. Alban's Episcopal Church. The sermon focused on the need to re-center public discourse. The sermon asked 'who has the responsibility to bring the conversation back to the issues that matter?' Issues like how do we love our neighbor, care for the sick and the abandoned, bring hope to the hopeless?
t is up to us to bring the conversation back. The faith community can speak with moral authority about the issues that are important. We can cut through the rhetoric and get to the meat of the matter. On November 17th, faith leaders from across Ohio will gather to Talk Turke ith ur public officials. As people of faith, we need to be the ones to put down the partisan gotcha rhetoric and re-focus the public dialogue on the issues that matter most. You can register today to participate in the "Let's Talk Turkey, Faith Leaders Advocacy Day"
Our congregations will be busy during the holiday season, collecting turkeys, adopting families and doing so much to help meet immediate needs. This advocacy day will provide us with the opportunity to talk about these issues with our public officials in Columbus who can do something to fix the underlying causes of hunger in our community.
I hope you are able to make it to our advocacy day on November 17th!