In 2012, 500 faith leaders spoke up across the nation and helped inspire Montana and Colorado voters to approve critical ballot initiatives aimed at curbing corporate spending. 
What next? Unlike immigration or gun violence prevention, there isn't a cohesive faith-based movement to heal our democracy from the influx of ungodly sums of money into our politics – YET.
You, us – we are the stewards, the early-adopters, the hope for change.
After a season of organizing, and in preparation for upcoming ballot initiatives, we worked hard summarizing our findings and recommendations – and got it down to 4 pages!
I hope you'll read and share it.
We discovered in one-on-one conversations with faith leaders that – like the overwhelming majorities of Americans – they support and are ready to be organized for meaningful reforms to get money out of politics.
Our how-to memo illustrates what this organizing looks like, including:
Click here to download "Making Money & Politics an Issue of Faith."
After you read this short memo, will you share it with those you know working for justice, and your networks via Facebook and Twitter?
Together, we witnessed:
But now, with a blueprint and our commitment, we can inspire and build a faith-based movement to heal our democracy.
Last weekend, participants of the Interfaith Weekend of Prayer and Compassion met in their churches and communities to preach, pray, converse, light candles and write letters to the children at our borders.
After witnessing the destruction of rainforests in his South American home, the Pope is calling our failure to protect the Earth a “sin of modern times.”
Thousands of people of faith have signed the Groundswell petition calling on the Catholic Campaign for Human Development to stop bullying the workers rights group VOZ over LGBT equality, and the media coverage keeps on coming, but the hard truth is that VOZ took the right moral stand — and lost a big grant.
This morning, President Obama issued a long-awaited executive order ending discrimination against LGBT people in hiring by federal contractors — without the so-called religious exemption loophole that some conservative religious leaders had called for.
Right now, our response as people of faith to the humanitarian crisis of migrant children at our border will not only decide what policies our leaders pursue, but also what values the soul of our country will reflect.
Lucky for all of us, Auburn Seminary and the Center for Progressive Renewal will be in the same place at the same time this summer – the National Church Leadership Institute, August 7th-10th in Atlanta.