Prophetic witness: A look back at 2017 and ahead to 2018

It was clear already in January that we were entering a political reality unlike any we had seen before. The quick issuance of executive orders on immigration and the “travel ban,” the threatening rhetoric toward North Korea and the signal to step up the “war on drugs,” to name just a few, have all made it a challenging policy environment.

But advocates have stepped up–in D.C. and around the country. People are eager for tools and resources to engage in the political process. One way in which we have responded is by creating a new “Volunteer Advocacy Coordinators Network,” tapping key individuals to lead advocacy efforts in their local communities.

In 2018, as the need continues for more just immigration and criminal justice policies, and as the U.S. teeters on the brink of yet more war, we need each of you to lift up your voices. Congressional offices tell us regularly how important it is that they hear from constituents in their district, so please do not underestimate the value of contacting them.


  1. “Christian” politics
  2. Environment
  3. Native American concerns
  4. Immigration
  5. Migration: Mexico and Central America
  6. Criminal justice
  7. Gun violence
  8. North Korea (DPRK)
  9. Vietnam
  10. Foreign assistance
  11. Colombia
  12. DR Congo
  13. Nigeria
  14. Palestine and Israel
  15. Syria crisis
  16. How to be an advocate

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