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The Murder of George Floyd

The Murder of George Floyd

May 29, 2020

This past week the world watched in horror as another unarmed black man was murdered by police. George Floyd was handcuffed and lying on the ground and yet an officer knelt on his neck for almost 10 minutes until he died. 

 

 

To help us process this act of violence and look for a way forward, we’ll listen in on a conversation between Doug Pagitt and Reverend Michael Waters. 

 

 

Doug Pagitt is a pastor, author, social activist and the Executive Director of Vote Common Good. @pagitt

 

 

Rev. Dr. Michael W. Waters is an award-winning author, professor, activist, and founding pastor of Joy Tabernacle African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church in Dallas, Texas. @RevDrMikeWaters

 

 

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This Guy Has Got to Go - Episode 8

This Guy Has Got to Go - Episode 8

May 26, 2020

It seems that every day Donald Trump offers up fresh reasons he is unfit to be president. In this installment of This Guy Has Got To Go, Doug and Robb discuss the myriad reasons this president has got to go.

 

Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist. @pagitt

 

Robb Ryerse is a pastor, author, and the Executive Director at Brand New Congress. He and his wife, Vanessa, co-pastor Vintage Fellowship in Fayetteville, Arkansas.  @RobbRyerse

 

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Electionary 5.19

Electionary 5.19

May 22, 2020

During this weekly digital gathering we will be guided by some of the best thinkers, preachers and communicators in the country through a Biblical passage that will help us understand the significance of our faith in this election. These digital gatherings include music, discussion, prayer, and a short sermon.

 

You can join the Electionary Livestream every Tuesday at 8:00p.m. ET via Facebook or Zoom.

 

 

Christina Forrester is the Founder and Director of Christian Democrats of America. She is a Huffington Post contributor, has appeared on CNN Radio, Christian Broadcasting Network (700 Club), PBS Religion and Ethics News, and spoke/presented at the Democratic National Convention, universities and groups across the country. @Christinaof9

 

 

Abraham Bonowitz leads Death Penalty Action, which provides high visibility resources, leadership, support, educational and direct action events and activities within the broader death penalty abolition movement. He also formerly served as the State Death Penalty Abolition Coordinator for Amnesty International USA in Ohio and Delaware. He lives in Columbus, Ohio with his wife, son, and dog.

 

 

Doug Pagitt is a pastor, author, social activist and the Executive Director of Vote Common Good. @pagitt

 

 

Rev. Dr. Michael W. Waters is an award-winning author, professor, activist, and founding pastor of Joy Tabernacle African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church in Dallas, Texas. @RevDrMikeWaters

 

 

Shane Claiborne is a prominent speaker, activist, and best-selling author. Shane worked with Mother Teresa in Calcutta, and founded The Simple Way in Philadelphia. He heads up Red Letter Christians, a movement of folks who are committed to living “as if Jesus meant the things he said.”   @shaneclaiborne 

 

 

Joel Weir is a songwriter and priest in the Orthodox Church in America. @joeldavidweir

 

 

Daniel Deitrich is a singer-songwriter, activist, former worship pastor from South Bend, Indiana, and produces the Vote Common Good Podcast. @danieldeitrich

 

 

 

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Vote Common Good + Red Letter Christians: A conversation with Shane Claiborne and Doug Pagitt

Vote Common Good + Red Letter Christians: A conversation with Shane Claiborne and Doug Pagitt

May 19, 2020

Today’s episode is a collaboration with Red Letter Christians from their Midweek Mobilizing series. We’ll listen in on a conversation between co-founder of Red Letter Christians, Shane Claiborne, and co-founder of Vote Common Good, Doug Pagitt. Stay tuned in through the end for a special message from the incredible Lisa Sharon Harper.

 

Red Letter Christians mobilizes individuals into a movement of believers who live out Jesus’ counter-cultural teachings. 

 

Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist. @pagitt

 

Shane Claiborne is a prominent speaker, activist, and best-selling author. Shane worked with Mother Teresa in Calcutta, and founded The Simple Way in Philadelphia. He heads up Red Letter Christians, a movement of folks who are committed to living “as if Jesus meant the things he said.”

 

Lisa Sharon Harper is a prolific speaker, writer and activist, and is the founder and president of FreedomRoad.us, a consulting group dedicated to shrinking the narrative gap in our nation by designing forums and experiences that bring common understanding, common commitment and common action.

 

 

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This Guy Has Got To Go - Episode 7

This Guy Has Got To Go - Episode 7

May 16, 2020

It seems that every day Donald Trump offers up fresh reasons he is unfit to be president. In this installment of This Guy Has Got To Go, Doug and Robb discuss the myriad reasons this president has got to go.

 

Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist. @pagitt

 

Robb Ryerse is a pastor, author, and the Executive Director at Brand New Congress. He and his wife, Vanessa, co-pastor Vintage Fellowship in Fayetteville, Arkansas.  @RobbRyerse

 

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Electionary 5.12

Electionary 5.12

May 13, 2020

During this weekly digital gathering we will be guided by some of the best thinkers, preachers and communicators in the country through a Biblical passage that will help us understand the significance of our faith in this election. These digital gatherings include music, discussion, prayer, and a short sermon. This week we introduced the Hindsight 2020 project, stories from folks who voted for Donald Trump in 2016, but won't be voting for him in 2020.

 

Watch the Hindsight 2020 video here.

 

You can join the Electionary Livestream every Tuesday at 8:00p.m. ET via Facebook or Zoom.

 

 

Britney Winn Lee is an author and the Editor & Communications Director for Red Letter Christians. She's written "Deconstructed Do-Gooder: A Memoir About Learning Mercy the Hard Way” and is the editor of "Rally: Litanies for the Lovers of God and Neighbor" which comes out in August. @britneywinnlee.

 

 

Josh Scott is the Lead Pastor at GracePointe Church in Nashville, TN. Before that he spent fourteen years leading a progressive church in rural Kentucky. Josh is an active voice in the conversation of imagining the future of progressive Christianity, and seeks to make those concepts and ideas practically accessible. @josh_a_scott 

 

 

Amy Sullivan has covered religion and politics as an editor at TIME, Yahoo, the Washington Monthly, and National Journal. She is the author of “The Party Faithful” and co-host of the podcast Impolite Company. @sullivanamy

 

 

Rev. Dr. Michael W. Waters is an award-winning author, professor, activist, and founding pastor of Joy Tabernacle African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church in Dallas, Texas. @RevDrMikeWaters

 

 

Meah Pace is the renowned singer from dance/punk band “!!!” (Chk Chk Chk) and a featured singer in the Resistance Revival Chorus. meahpace.com

 

 

Joel Weir is a songwriter and priest in the Orthodox Church in America. @joeldavidweir

 

 

Daniel Deitrich is a singer-songwriter, activist, former worship pastor from South Bend, Indiana, and produces the Vote Common Good Podcast. @danieldeitrich

 

Here's a link to The Kingdom is Yours by Common Hymnal.

 

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This Guy Has Got To Go - Episode 6

This Guy Has Got To Go - Episode 6

May 9, 2020

It seems that every day Donald Trump offers up fresh reasons he is unfit to be president. In this installment of This Guy Has Got To Go, Doug and Robb discuss the myriad reasons this president has got to go.

 

Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist. @pagitt

 

Robb Ryerse is a pastor, author, and the Executive Director at Brand New Congress. He and his wife, Vanessa, co-pastor Vintage Fellowship in Fayetteville, Arkansas.  @RobbRyerse

 

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Electionary 5.5

Electionary 5.5

May 8, 2020

ELECTIONARY: Biblical Reflections for this Election - May 5, 2020

 

During this weekly digital gathering we will be guided by some of the best thinkers, preachers and communicators in the country through a Biblical passage that will help us understand the significance of our faith in this election. These digital gatherings include music, discussion, prayer, and a short sermon.

 

You can join the Electionary Livestream every Tuesday at 8:00p.m. ET via Facebook or Zoom.

 

 

Sister Simone Campbell is the Executive Director of NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice. She has led six cross-country “Nuns on the Bus” trips focused on tax justice, healthcare, economic justice, comprehensive immigration reform, voter turnout, and bridging divides in politics and society. She has received numerous awards, spoke at the 2012 Democratic National Convention, and has appeared on 60 Minutes, The Colbert Report, and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. She is a religious leader, attorney, and poet with extensive experience in public policy and advocacy for systemic change.

 

 

Bridget Barkan is an actress and musician from New York who has toured the world with pop/glam band the Scissor Sisters, opening for Lady Gaga, sung with Lily Allen, and recorded with legendary house DJ and producer Todd Terry in addition to releasing her own albums and singles. She has appeared in movies like The Irishman, TV series such as The Knick and Law & Order: SVU, and her one woman musical comedy, “The Love Junkie,” won for Best Show in the New York New Works Theatre Festival. bridgetbarkan.com

 

 

Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist. @pagitt

 

 

Meah Pace is the renowned singer from dance/punk band “!!!” (Chk Chk Chk) and a featured singer in the Resistance Revival Chorus. meahpace.com

 

 

Samir Selmanović Ph.D., PCC serves as Co-Chair and Director of Strategy and Partnerships at Vote Common Good. @samirselmanovic

 

 

Amy Sullivan has covered religion and politics as an editor at TIME, Yahoo, the Washington Monthly, and National Journal. She is the author of “The Party Faithful” and co-host of the podcast Impolite Company. @sullivanamy

 

 

Brian McLaren is a pastor, author, activist, speaker and leading voice for the emerging church. McLaren is also associated with postmodern Christianity and progressive Christianity and is a major figure in post-evangelical thought. @brianmclaren

 

 

Patrick Carolan had been the executive director of the Franciscan Action Network since 2010 before joining Vote Common Good in 2020. He is also a co-founder of the Global Catholic Climate Movement, an organization working on global climate justice issues as well as Faithful Democracy, a faith coalition focused on the issue of Money in Politics, working to educate on the corruptive influence of big money on our democracy.

 

 

Daniel Deitrich is a singer-songwriter, activist, former worship pastor from South Bend, Indiana, and produces the Vote Common Good Podcast. @danieldeitrich

 

 

 

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This Guy Has Got To Go - Episode 5

This Guy Has Got To Go - Episode 5

May 4, 2020

It seems that every day Donald Trump offers up fresh reasons he is unfit to be president. In this installment of This Guy Has Got To Go, Doug Pagitt and Robb Ryerse discuss the myriad reasons this president has got to go.

 

Doug Pagitt is the Executive Director and one of the founders of Vote Common Good. He is also a pastor, author, and social activist. @pagitt

 

Robb Ryerse is a pastor, author, and the Executive Director at Brand New Congress. He and his wife, Vanessa, co-pastor Vintage Fellowship in Fayetteville, Arkansas.  @RobbRyerse

 

www.votecommongood.com

 

Facebook.com/votecommongood

 

Twitter.com/votecommon

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