As we get closer to our national election and as many Americans have concern that the days ahead will be filled with hostility and hatred which will further divide our country, we encourage you to visit our page for Golden Rule 2020. The initiative, which began a few months ago, encourages people to apply Christian teachings to our political discussions.
The purpose of Golden Rule 2020: A Call for Dignity and Respect is to promote the application of the Golden Rule in interactions during this election year. American Baptist Churches USA invites partners and friends to participate in Golden Rule 2020 because it reminds us that the teachings of Jesus are relevant in all areas of life–even our political interactions. It is not easy to practice the Golden Rule–especially in difficult discussions with those who have very different views– but our faith requires us to try.
American Baptist Churches USA is one of more than a dozen denominations and national organizations cooperating with the National Institute for Civil Discourse to promote Golden Rule 2020. We urge you to look for ways it can be helpful to you and your congregation.