United Methodist Advocacy in Pennsylvania will conduct a conference, May 18-20, on the subject of faith and politics. The conference is entitled “Change the World.” It will take place in the state capital, Harrisburg. This conference is designed for United Methodists—and others—who believe that a life of faith extends into the community and as far as the halls of government.
Saturday, May 18, is “Change the World through Knowledge.” It will take place at Paxton UMC, Harrisburg. This conference-style gathering will consist of opportunities to learn more about current issues, such as: How Laws are Made, Climate Change, Human Trafficking, The Meaning of Justice, Legislative Redistricting Reform, Criminal Justice in PA, and more.
Sunday, May 19, is “Change the World through Service.” It will take place in downtown Harrisburg. There will be opportunities to tour the Capitol building, join in environmental service projects, participate in an ecumenical environmental-based worship experience, and learn how to communicate with lawmakers.
Monday, May 20, is “Change the World through Your Voice.” We will make legislative visits in the morning. Participants with interest in special topics will be guided to appropriate contacts. We will conclude at 1:00 with a news conference in the Capitol.
More detailed information and registration materials will be released soon. Registration for the conference does not require participation on all three days.
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