October 7, 2020
Dear (Budding) Public Theologians:

We are so glad that you are part of this journey!
We were thrilled that so many of you joined us live for Session I: How to be an Advocate!

The recording is here.

Please complete this survey about session #1.

We are so grateful to Mr. Alan Yarborough from the Episcopal Church's Office of Government Relations. Resources that Alan shared are below.

Learn about the upcoming sessions at our Public Theology Network page. People can still sign up for upcoming events by visiting this page.

The Rev. Dr. Marcia L. Ledford, Convener, Public Theology Network
The Rev. Heather Barta, Coordinator Province V
Resources from the
Office of Government Relations

  • EPPN sign up: Join the grassroots network of Episcopalians to speak out about policy and legislation.
  • Plan Your VotePerhaps the most important and stable message between now and the election is making a plan to vote. Given changing processes with COVID-19, this is more important than ever. 
  • Vote Faithfully Toolkit for election engagement 
  • 2020 Census Toolkit for census engagement, right now effective through the end of September. 
  • Civic Engagement on this page we will continue to add resources as we create them, on track for at least one new resource a week between now and Election Day. 
  • Faith and Citizenship: A Guide to Effective Advocacy for Episcopalians: we just rewrote this training guide for advocacy. (not yet available in Spanish)
  • Postcard Projecta guide for hosting “slow advocacy” events to write elected officials. (not yet available in Spanish)
  • Resource on Misinformationa critical resource that is unique for faith communities.  (coming soon in Spanish)
  • Make Me an Instrument of Peacea course with ChurchNext on civil discourse. There are multiple ways to engage this material. An overview of the tool.
What is Province V?
Welcome to Province V! Many of you are new to our list and I wanted to take a moment to help you become acquainted with us.

Province V is a network of 14 dioceses of The Episcopal Church. There is a long history of support between the dioceses and parishes in our province. The Province V Executive Board has been working to expand networking opportunities to support people in their ministry settings.

You are registered for the Basics of Faith-Based Public Advocacy. By signing up for this event, you will receive several emails in October to provide reminders and resources. In the future, you will receive a monthly email that shares news and opportunities around Province V.

You can check out the Province V website for more information. If you're curious about all of the available networks, you can check out that webpage. We invite you to join in to any of the networking conversations.

If you have any questions about Province V, please let me know.
Heather Barta, Province V Coordinator