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