Dear FAV Advocates,

In the spirit of supporting public health policy to slow the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus), FAV will not host public gatherings until May 1st of this year. Prior to that date, we will reassess to determine if further cancellations are required. We have exciting programming planned for the month of May, however we will prioritize your health and support societal efforts to control the transmission of the virus and not overwhelm our healthcare system.

In the meantime, FAV will leverage our virtual capabilities for Coffee Talk programming and Delegate VTCs. Please see the schedule below and consider joining us for a virtual coffee talk on how faith communities are responding to the Coronavirus. Now is a time to reassure each other and look out for our neighbors. 

Yours in service,

Steve & The FAV Team

In the News

‘American Dirt’: Kicking up dust in the book industry. This expose explores thought policing going on in the book industry. (Christian Science Monitor)

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The Amish use tech differently than you think. Maybe we should emulate them. (An op-ed from the Washington Post)

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Upcoming Events

TBD March – Virtual Coffee Talk, “Coronavirus & Faith Communities,” Free to all members

16 April – Delegate Videoconference, Coffee Talks & Difficult Conversations

30 April – Virtual Coffee Talk, “FAV Programming Update,” Free to all members

7/8 May – coffee talks “Media Bias” in North Carolina w/ PEN America (Tentative)

11 May – coffee talk “Digital Detox” at Value UMC, Oakton, VA

12 May – Coffee Talk “Media Bias”, Freedom Museum, Manassas, VA

12 May – Dr. Cornell West at Museum of the Bible, DC

30 July – Delegate Videoconference, Symposium 2020

24 September – coffee talk “Media Bias” in Newtown, PA

25-26 September – National Symposium “First Amendment & Civic Engagement”, National Constitution Center, Philadelphia

Partner Spotlight

Apply for the 2020 Sacred Sector Fellowship! Deadline to apply: March 15th

Seminarians are increasingly entering into faith-based nonprofit leadership roles, but often need a better understanding of how public policy and cultural trends affect the faith-based sector. The Sacred Sector Fellowship offered in Summer 2020 by the Center for Public Justice is a unique learning cohort that helps you discern your vocational calling and equips you for service within the sacred sector.

As as a Sacred Sector Fellow you will:

  • Receive a $,5000 stipend
  • Experience a 1-week educational intensive with Sacred Sector staff
  • Experience 9 weeks of field experience at a faith-based organization