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Resource: DVD (LIBFAI) Liberty And Justice For All: Congregations Talk Faith & Politics     
Publisher: Faith and American Politics, 2008
Vendor: Logos Productions Inc.
Length: 7 sessions
Heading: SIS — Social Issues
Subjects: Christian Citizenship; Christian Social Issues
Location: SIS OV
# Copies: 1
 Description: This curriculum was first presented to the congregation of First Community Church in Columbus, Ohio. It was developed by Faith & American Politics, Inc., Liberty and Justice for All, is ideal for an adult education course, a Sunday school series or an informal discussion group. The course has three primary goals:

1. To introduce a set of skills designed to raise the level of respect and civility present in conversations involving faith and politics.

2. To provide a basic overview of social and faith values derived from major historical documents, including the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights, as well as teachings from the Old and New Testament.

3. To increase awareness of the importance of people of faith being involved in the political process.

The course can help congregations, organizations and individuals discuss potentially contentious issues.

The curriculum consists of an orientation and six two-hour sessions and includes the following themes:

* Yearning for Change
* Conceived in Liberty
* God's Passion for Justice
* Separation of Church and State: Then and Now
* Biblical Call to Justice: Jesus and the Prophets
* My Personal Compass

The DVD component features scholars, historians, theologians, judges and citizens.


Script, DVD
Age Groups: Adult (30-65)


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