Democracy, Faith and the Common Good: 

Post-Election Debriefs and Exploration of Next Steps


Democracy, Faith and the Common Good: Post-Election Debriefs and Exploration of Next Steps

The 2020 presidential election is now over. Yet, some results are still not clear. Will the outcome of the presidential elections be fought in the courts? Or will the 279 electoral votes garnered by President-elect Biden and Vice President Elect Harris still stand?

The questions this election raises are more pertinent than ever.

How solid are our democratic institutions? What repair work needs to be done? Will social inequities be addressed in a substantive way? What is the role of faith leaders in this time? With a clearly divided nation, can we ever truly speak of a “common good?

Please join me for the latest in our Uncomfortable Conversation Series: Democracy, Faith and the Common Good. In this series of post-election debriefs, which will each take place from 11am to noon Mountain Time, we will discuss the following:

  • November 10:  The emerging realities in our democracy.  Guests include Republican Jim Petro, former Ohio State’s Attorney General, and Nancy Petro, who co-wrote:  False Justice – Eight Myths that Convict the Innocent, and who have been deeply involved with The Innocence Project.
  • November 11:  The role of faith leaders. Guests include Rev. Terrance D. Carroll, the 54th Speaker of the Colorado House of Representatives, now the Colorado State Director of UniteAmerica, and Rev. Dr. Val Jackson, who founded Good Trouble@ Cameron.
  • November 12:  How to lead people toward a common good. Guests include Rev. Terrell McTyer, contributor to Faithful Innovation: Beginning a Conversation for a Post-Covid Church and Minister of New Church Strategies for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada, and Rev. Burry Bessee, mother-in-law of a defeated senator, who has successfully navigated deep divides in her family, congregation and community.  

To register to attend one, or all three sessions, please email: