Compassion (&) Conviction: The AND Campaign's Guide to Faithful Civic Engagement

December 2, 2020
Compassion (&) Conviction: The AND Campaign's Guide to Faithful Civic Engagement

Have you ever felt too progressive for conservatives, but tooconservative for progressives?Too often, political questions are framed in impossible ways forthe faithful Christian: we're forced to choose between socialjustice and biblical values, between supporting women and opposingabortion. As a result, it's easy for Christians to growdisillusioned with civic engagement or fall back into tribalextremes. This state of affairs has damaged Christian publicwitness and divided the church.The authors of this book represent the AND Campaign, which existsto educate and organize Christians for faithful civic and culturalengagement. They insist that not only are we called to love ourneighbors through the political process but also that doing sorequires us to transcend the binary way the debates are usuallyframed. In simple, understandable language, they lay out thebiblical case for political engagement and help Christians navigatethe complex world of politics with integrity, from politicalmessaging and the politics of race to protests, advocacy, and more.The book includes a study guide for classroom use and groupdiscussion.When we understand our civic engagement as a way to obey Christ'scall to love our neighbor, we see that it is possible to engage thepolitical process with both love and truth—compassion andconviction.