Voting Options: Read, ponder, Articles, Videos, Prayers to lighten the way.

On Wednesday, October 7, 2020 BACAR is sponsoring a Discussion Forum on Voting. Be sure to join us to prepare for the upcoming election. Here are some links to assist you as you learn more about candidates and issues.

Beginning September 23, 2020 — Virtual Nuns on the Bus — Join them Click Here for more information.

Defense of the unborn is clear. Read More

Becoming a Spirit Filled Voter. Read More

Rose Lue is a member of the BACAR Board. She is sponsoring the following Prayer Opportunity.

GoGatherAsOne* Presents: A New Virtual Prayer Experience… We the People Pray! Let Us Gather TogetherOne Nation Under God One People of God
Exercise your power to be a unifier as we journey towards Election Day. Unite your voice with ours, praying together virtually with the communion of saints, and in unity with our triune God and Mary of the Immaculate Conception and Patroness of the United States of America.
We will be praying the rosary in a mystical way with each bead dedicated for each of our 50 states. We will unite our minds, hearts, and spirits with “We the People” of this nation who live in each of these United States of America.
(Optional 15 minutes of conversation and community, after the prayer time.)
Two opportunities: Join one or both!
Thursday, Sep 17th at 4pm PT prayer/5pm-5:15pm PT conversation
Sunday, Sep 27th at 3pm PT prayer/4pm-4:15pm PT conversation
REGISTER HERE
*GoGatherAsOne is a catholic community started by Rose Lue and Shelley Goodale, graduates of Santa Clara University’s Graduate Program in Pastoral Ministries. We gather to promote and honor our universal unity as one humanity and one people of God. We believe that through dialogue, deep listening, and prayerful presence to one another, we will transform hearts to fully realize a world where love, peace and justice reigns. For more info: gogatherasone@gmail.com; http://www.gogatherasone.org.

With so much at stake for our families and communities this election cycle, we will offer a series of clergy workshops this month to help you and your congregation get ready to move together in a prophetic and powerful way.  Each Thursday afternoon in September, please join Faith in Action for a two-hour workshop featuring a dynamic mix of faith leaders providing brief sermons or teaching messages that make the link between faith and voting to transform our world. 

Each workshop will also carve out small-group space for faith leaders to develop or hone the building blocks of their own preaching/teaching messages to bring to their people this fall.  We hope you will join at least one of these workshops in the coming weeks, on September 10, 17 and 24. Each session will start at 4:00 p.m. ET | 1:00 pm PT. Register Today!

Studies have found that people we know personally, are more likely to listen to an encouragement to vote. However, most of us never ask. Homies and Fam training will give people conversation starters for friends and family, and offer people an opportunity to be part of the Million Voter Project by simply asking their friends and family to vote.

Register to learn more on September 16, 2020 @ 6pm: Here


Read Kathy Noether’s article on Racism. Click Here.

During these days of remembering George Floyd we ponder what is our responsibility? On this page you will find some articles, videos, prayers that might be of assistance. Join us September 2, 2020 for our BACAR Prayer. Click here to Register

Books that might be of interest: My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending our Hearts and Bodies    by Resmas Menakem Joy Unspeakable: Contemplative Practices of the Black Church    by Barbara Holmes

Click on Picture to the left to read Pause by Krista Tippit.

Nancy Sylvester is founder and director of the Institute for Communal Contemplation and Dialogue. She served in leadership of her own religious community, the Sister Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Monroe, Michigan

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A conference of Associates and Religious of the San Francisco Bay Area, Monterey, Stockton, and Sacramento

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