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New Documentary Asks How Christians Should Faithfully Engage Politics

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Another election cycle is nearing its end in the United States. If anything can remind us that we live in a fall, broken world—that this is not the way things are supposed to be—politics certainly can. So how should Christians engage faithfully in political life?

Our friends at the American Enterprise Institute’s Initiative on Faith & Public Life are releasing a documentary later this month that addresses that very question and offers a hopeful vision. Watch the trailer here.

For Love of Neighbor: Politics for the Common Good | TRAILER from Faith and Public Life on Vimeo.

About the Film

The documentary is called For Love of Neighbor: Politics for the Common Good, and it tells the stories of three individuals—Sen. Tim Scott, Justin Giboney, and Sarah Imboden—who “are seeking to engage faithfully in contemporary American politics.” The description of the film says:

The film does not provide specific answers for how Christians should engage in politics—prescribing who they should vote for or what specific policies they should support. Instead, it explores foundational questions about the purpose (and limits) of politics and the proper Christian posture toward government and secular society. Ultimately, the film aims to spark further discussion and offer a hopeful vision for Christian participation in contemporary public life.

Our friend John Kyle, currently serving as the executive director of The Fellow’s Initiative, recently watched a screening of the film and said:

This film is a wonderful reminder of our call to love, serve, and cultivate flourishing through politics and government, in spite of… or rather because of… the layers of brokenness we find there.

Join the Live Virtual Premiere

The live virtual premiere will be on Tuesday, October 20th, at 7pm eastern time.

The event is open to everyone and is hosted in partnership with Q Ideas. The virtual premiere will feature an exclusive screening of the film, followed by a discussion with Katelyn Beaty, Arthur Brooks, and Justin Giboney.

Get all the details and register for the premier here.

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