What They Did Not Talk About

I received the following email from www.sojo.net. I thought it was interesting enough to share with you.


Dear friend,

Are you still talking about last night’s lively debate?

The candidates tackled some important issues, including jobs, immigration, energy, and pay equity for women.

But they missed a whole lot more.

Here’s just a short list of items that we’ve been talking about this election that were notaddressed last night, but you can find in our Election 2012 Issues Guide:

  • Poverty: To spark conversation about poverty during election season, Sojourners just released a documentary called The Line, which highlights stories from 4 people living under the poverty line. More than 2,000 Sojourners activists hosted screenings, and it’s been viewed by tens of thousands of people. 
  • Stewardship of God’s creation: Scientists are now starting to connect the dots between severe weather events and global climate change. This should be a top issue for our next president. We believe that as Christians we’re called to protect clean air and water and work toward a renewable energy future. 
  • Elimination of nuclear weapons: The staggering counts of nuclear warheads in our world aren’t in line with Christian values of peace and restraint of violence. The candidates ought to support peace – in Afghanistan by ending drone attacks and globally by using international law to counter terrorism. 
  • Get money out of politics: One person equals one vote – buying elections is immoral. 

Sojourners is working hard to get the presidential candidates to go deeper than just talking about the hot-button issues. Both President Obama and Governor Romney responded to our request for their plans to address poverty, and we will continue to press them on each of our issues.

Your support is critical to getting the voice of biblical justice in politics. We’re inviting you today to get these issues back into the public sphere by supporting Sojourners as a monthly donor. Join our Sustainers Circle today!

We want you to be a part of our inspirational work year-round. If you join the Sustainers Circle today, we’ll send you a free copy of our Election 2012 Issues Guide, a resource for reflection on the biblical justice issues at stake during this election.

Join us – and more than 2,000 other members of the Sustainers Circle – as we seek to live out our call to biblical justice and “Speak out. Judge righteously. Defend the poor.” (Proverbs 31:9)


Leslie, Brandon, and Erika for all of us at Sojourners

P.S. Our monthly donors in the Sustainers Circle also get a complimentary subscription to our award-winning monthly magazine, SojournersYet another reason to set up your monthly gift to Sojourners today!


About Pastor Kevin

I am a husband, father, pastor, teacher, scuba diver, reader, bike rider, author...in that order.
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