Last night our mennonite/quaker small group wrote letters to our congressional representatives concering hunger issues in the world. It was my first time to participate in this kind of advocacy and I thought that it was incredible. It only took about 15 min. to write the letters, and I found it to be exciting and spiritually moving. I said the Lord’s prayer before I did it, and thought about how this advocacy fits into the prayer so easily. Caring for the poor, seeking justice for them, and trying to be an agent of God’s Kingdom in this world is at the core of the prayer and the whole of Christ’s message and mission.
This was a great small group excerise that Holly taught us how to do. She also gave us resources on how to do this on our own and with other groups. These are resources that every church should be using and making a part of their mission. She called this process our “offering of letters.”
A great explanation of the process.
This is where you will find your representative to write to.
The offering of letters page.
You can order a really nice resource kit, that is put together very well.