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Challenging and Supporting Political Action

Challenging and Supporting Political Action

  1. Christians have a call to make the world better and a call to build relationships of love, respect and community with all people.
  2. Matthew 18:15-18 - Reproving Another Who Sins
    “If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother. But if he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, that every word may be confirmed by the evidence of two or three witnesses. If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector.  Truly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”
  3. Political, but not Partisan
  4. Action Items
    1. Here are some current issues and/or political actions that you might consider responding to:
      Tell the government what you DON'T like
      Tell the government what you DO like
  5. Steps to take when challenging or supporting political action:
    1.  Discern how this issue connects to your faith
      To help in this process, check out this summary of the Principles of Catholic Social Teaching
    2. Pray about the issue in question and for elected leaders
    3. Determine which level of government is involved. Here is a brief description that might help:
    4. Take action:
      1. Visit your elected representative at a local constituency office
      2. Mail a letter to your elected representative
      3. E-mail your elected representative
      4. Phone your elected representative 
  6. Contact lists: 
    1. Federal government (Government of Canada)
      1. Members of Parliament (MPs):
      2. Prime Minister and Federal Cabinet:
      3. Opposition leaders:
    2. Provincial government (Saskatchewan legislative assembly)
      1. Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLAs):
      2. Premier and Provincial Cabinet:

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