Monday, October 27, 2008


Non-Partisan Election Resources

Election Day is very near! On November 4th, voters will determine the political leadership of this nation. Christians have a special responsibility to participate in this process of democratic decision-making and to help and encourage others to do the same.

As part of Project FAITHFUL CITIZENSHIP, the Disciples Center for Public Witness teamed up with the Disciples Justice Action Network (DJAN) and the National City Christian Church Foundation to produce and then distribute information about nonpartisan election resources to Disciples ministers and other church leaders throughout the region and the nation.

These nonpartisan resources--which were also produced for the October 14th Canadian elections--are available at They can also be downloaded from

Disciples leaders are encouraged to access this information and then share it with other Disciples in their congregational bulletins and newsletters, through their various email networks, and in pre-election citizenship sermons and announcements. Any questions or requests should be directed to the CENTER at or 202-797-0113.

Along with the Pilgrimage Outreach Center and the Proreconciliation-Antiracism Initiative of the Capital Area, the Disciples Center for Public Witness began as a project of DAWN. The Center still relies on DAWN members and volunteers to help carry out much of its advocacy ministry in the nation's Capitol.

To learn more about The Disciples Center for Public Witness,

To support the advocacy ministry of The Disciples Center for Public Witness,

Monday, October 06, 2008




CLICK HERE to learn more.

CLICK HERE for speaker information.

CLICK HERE to register online.



TODAY is the last day to register to vote in Virginia and the District of Columbia.

If you haven't done so yet, PLEASE REGISTER TODAY!.

If you've already registered, then PLEASE MAKE SURE OTHERS HAVE DONE THE SAME.

To register online, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

Registration deadlines for other states that have congregations in the Capital Area are: Maryland (October 14), West Virginia (October 15), and Delaware (October 11).

Friday, October 03, 2008



WHAT: Toolkits for Life Series: "Faith at the Polls: A Non-Partisan Look at the 2008 Elections"

WHEN: 3 - 5 PM, Sunday, October 5, 2008

WHERE: First Christian Church in Falls Church, VA.

WHO: The guest speakers will be the Rev. Dr. Ken Brooker Langston, Ph. D., is director of the Disciples Justice Action Network, coordinator for the Disciples Center for Public Witness, and co-convener of DAWN (Disciples Advocacy and Witness Network).

Allen Moore is a global health policy consultant with more than thirty years of senior level experience in the U.S. Senate, the Executive Branch, and the private sector.

This event is part of FCCFC's “Toolkits for Life” series, which aims to approach practical topics from a faith perspective. Light refreshments will be served and childcare is available on request in advance. Please rsvp to