Urban Faith #YourVoteMatters Guide

Urban Faith #YourVoteMatters Guide

Michelle Obama:
When We All Vote


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Why this year’s midterm elections may be unprecedented


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The midterm elections are here! Black and brown people need to be #woke and on point — voter suppression is real. Bring your ID, even if you don’t think you’ll need it. No ID? VoteRiders can get you one. If there is a Black wave coming, we all need to be proactive. Are you registered to vote? Find out in 30 seconds at Vote.org. Need more information? The National Association of Secretaries of State has state-by-state information on where to vote. Some states allow you to register online.

Who’s on the ballot this year?

Not sure how to vote? These PDF downloads will get you up-to-speed:

Black and/or Civil Rights Voter Drives
Black Voters Matter Fund
Electoral Justice Project: The Movement for Black Lives
#Wokevote18: African American Voter Registration, Education, and Participation
NAACP Voter Registration
Your Vote Your Voice
When We All Vote

Did we miss one? Email us at [email protected].

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The Ride to Vote: Use Lyft to Exercise Your Rights


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Publishing in Color Conference for under-represented Spiritual Writers

Publishing in Color Conference for under-represented Spiritual Writers

Publishing in Color seeks to increase the number of books published by groups of writers who are currently under-represented. 

NEWS RELEASE


We are excited that our conference in Chicagoland will be starting soon! Below is important information to help you get the most out of the conference.

Location: Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church, 149 West Brush Hill Road, Elmhurst, IL 60126. Phone: 630-600-5100

Registration and 1-on-1 Meeting Sign-up: Onsite registration for the main conference opens at 1:30 PM on Thursday Nov. 8. Refreshments will be available. Arrive promptly in order to have the best selection of the limited 1-on-1 meetings available. Please remember that 1-on-1 meetings are simply informal chats; they are not intended to be manuscript review sessions, and speakers are not obligated to follow up after the meeting.

In addition to our speakers, three additional Acquisitions Editors will be joining us for 1-on-1 meetings:

Ethan McCarthy – InterVarsity Press
Patnacia Goodman – Bethany House Publishers
Andy McGuire – Bethany House Publishers

If you know anyone else who would like to attend, there are plenty of slots still available.

Also, seats are still available for the DigDeeper Retreat on Tuesday Nov. 6 – learn more and register.

Food: Our Networking Event with appetizers takes place Thursday at 7:00 PM. Lunch will be provided on Friday. There will also be refreshments provided Friday morning. Dinner is on your own. Here are recommended nearby restaurants.

The Wall Street Journal: Churches Can Help Reduce Heart Disease

The Wall Street Journal: Churches Can Help Reduce Heart Disease

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FROM THE WALL STREET JOURNAL:
The path to reducing rates of hypertension in black communities may start in the church pews, according to a new study by New York City researchers. Specially trained community health workers operating within faith communities in New York City were able to significantly reduce and manage hypertension in black communities, compared with health education alone, according to researchers at the NYU School of Medicine.

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Honoring James Cone, founder of Black Theology

Honoring James Cone, founder of Black Theology

Photo credit: Union Theological Seminary

The Rev. James Cone, founder of black liberation theology, died Saturday morning, according to Union Theological Seminary.

The cause of death was not immediately known.

Cone, an ordained minister in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, was the Bill and Judith Moyers Distinguished Professor of Systematic Theology at Union Seminary in New York City. His groundbreaking 1969 book, Black Theology and Black Power, revolutionized the way the public understood the unique qualities of the black church.

Cone was a native of Fordyce, Ark., and received master’s and doctoral degrees from Northwestern University.

We would like to hear how Cone influenced you. We invite you to share 200- to 250-word tributes on UrbanFaith.com. Send your tribute with your first and last names, city, state, and church affiliation (if desired) to [email protected]