Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Practical Resources for Lutherans (and others) Resisting the Trump Regime

We are being told, "Wait and see. Give him 100 days." But we already see how things are going to go, and we know that Trump, together with all the folks who see advantage under his presidency, will eviscerate many programs and forms of support those of us who are followers of Christ work for on a daily basis.

I've already been on two calls in the last day describing the actual changes being enacted right now, before he's even inaugurated.

So we're going to need resources. We're going to need to know how to practice resistance rather than just fantasize resistance.

This will be one clearing house. For now, I offer very simply links to the best tools.

Here's the best political resource:

Indivisible: A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda

Here's one of the most prominent faith community groups:

Faith in Public Life

Organize with a local church:

hurches like Good Shepherd Lutheran are going to be one of the best resources for resistance

Here's inspiration on how to organize at the state level, which will be essential:

The Third Reconstruction, by Rev. Dr. William Barber

Join an existing movement, like:

Southern Poverty Law Center

Know your enemy, so read this:

Dark Money, by Jane Meyer

Add your additional ideas in the comments, and I'll add them to this list.

1 comment:

  1. Nothing on the billionaires of the left? This is why Richard Rohr advocates non duality. You can't hold a partisan position without being a hypocrite. Being independent allows you to fight POVERTY on both sides of greed, without being partisan. "simplicity" by Rohr touches on politics. Dust it off.