Faith and Advocacy Network
The Faith and Advocacy Network is dedicated to carry out the Baptismal Covenant call to "strive for justice and peace" through the active ministry of public policy advocacy.
It is designed to make St. Luke's a safe place to have political dialogue, and to be come engaged in civic life, regardless of political persuasion.
Among the council's goals:
Advocate During Lunch at St. Luke's
Thursday, September 26 | Noon-2pm
St. Luke's is participating in the Diocesan Refugee Advocacy Consortium to create advocacy events in the next few weeks to address the proposal to reduce the number of refugees allowed into the country to zero. If this occurs, not only will it exacerbate an ongoing international humanitarian crisis and destabilize conflict regions, services to refugee families in Atlanta and Clarkston will be lost. One resettlement agency in Atlanta, World Relief, has already been forced to close its doors. If you would like to advocate in favor of increasing the refugee cap, there will be information and postcards to send legislators available after church and on Wednesday nights.
On September 26 from 12-2, St. Luke's will host a lunch and advocacy event called Stop Refugee Zero Cap. Postcards and instructions for phone calls to senators and representatives will be available urging the administration to not set the refugee admissions at zero.
On September 28, the church will participate in the Rally for Resettlement from 2-4 p.m. at the Clarkston international Bible Church located at 3895 Church St, Clarkston, GA 30021. The purpose of this event will be to honor employees from World Relief and other agencies who are leaving their jobs, educate about the topic of the zero cap, and engage in a community building activity with strategies for moving forward.
To RSVP for lunch on the 26th or to volunteer, please contact Jonathan Tonge at firstname.lastname@example.org.