As people of faith, we are called to act as peacemakers and bridge-builders. We will begin 2024 by calling on all Americans to respect and improve our democracy as the best way to resolve political differences in our country nonviolently. The events of January 6, 2021 continue to divide Americans, which is of particular concern as we enter a year of important national elections amidst ongoing polarization.

On January 5, 2024 at 4-5pm Eastern (1-2pm Pacific) Franciscan Action Network and Faith in Peace Concerts will co-host the 3rd annual Faith in Democracy interfaith prayer vigil with our cosponsors, which will bring together faith leaders from several traditions to reflect on how our sacred texts and culture can guide us as we begin this crucial year. The event will be hybrid, held in person on the U.S. Capitol grounds in Washington, D.C. and live streamed on FAN’s YouTube channel for those across the country.

Please join us to pray, sing, and reaffirm our commitment to live out our Franciscan values in 2024.

Featured Speakers:

Sr. Bridget Bearss

Associate Director for Transformative Justice for the Leadership Conference of Women Religious

Rev. Karen Brau

Senior Pastor, Luther Place Church
Washington, D.C.

Dr. Jeffrey Haggray

Executive Director, American Baptist Home Mission Societies

Rabbi David Saperstein

Director Emeritus and Senior Advisor for Policy and Strategy of RAC (Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism)

Imam Dr. Talib M. Shareef, USAF-Retired

President, Masjid Muhammad, The Nation’s Mosque

Rev. Jim Wallis

Writer, teacher, preacher and justice advocate, founder of Sojourners and the founding Director of the Georgetown University Center on Faith and Justice.

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We are grateful for the support of the following co-sponsors:

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