Speaking our Faith in New Hampshire and Maine--A Free Advocacy Training, Dec 3

The Episcopal Dioceses of New Hampshire and Maine are partnering to offer a free advocacy training in Dover, NH in December, post-election and prior to the upcoming Legislative Session. All are welcome and encouraged to come and learn to be stronger advocates, grounded in our faith. 

At the root of the word advocacy is ‘vocare,’ meaning to call, or speak. In our advocacy as Episcopalians, we are calling out the challenges and we are speaking on behalf of those who have no voice.  This training will encourage partnership among our communities and parishes, with one another, and between our Church and a wounded society. 

 

Saturday, December 3

9:30 am – 2:30 pm

St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Dover, NH

5 Hale Street, Dover, NH

 

SCHEDULE

9:30 - 10 am

Registration and Coffee

 

10 am - 11 am

Advocacy 101 workshop

This interactive session will focus how to frame a message and narrative to demonstrate our values and how to taking action rooted in Christian practices both as individuals and as congregations.

 

11 am - 12 pm

Theological Framework Panel Discussion 

Why should Christians engage in the public sphere? What are the Biblical and theological imperatives that motivate us for such engagement? What unique compelling message do people of faith bring to the table? How do we choose the issues we advocate for?

 

12 pm - 12:45 pm

Box Lunch and Networking

 

12:45 - 2 pm

Overview of the New Hampshire and Maine political landscapes 

Participants divided by state for this conversation about the local landscape, which advocacy topics will be hot in the upcoming legislative session, and how you can speak your faith in the advocacy process.

 

2 pm - 2:15 pm

Closing Prayer and Dismissal

 

To register, use our online form or email Lynn Eaton at leaton@nhepiscopal.org, or call 603-224-1914.