Compassion (&) Conviction: The AND Campaign's Guide to Faithful Civic Engagement
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Compassion (&) Conviction: The AND Campaign's Guide to Faithful Civic Engagement

InterVarsity Press / 2020 / Hardcover

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Christ's teachings don't fall neatly into either the modern American conservative or liberal camp. Sometimes they are both-and; sometimes they are neither-nor. This resource serves as a bold attempt to move believers away from the current us-vs.-them stance and toward a more just, humane, and biblical future. 160 pages, hardcover. InterVarsity.

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Title: Compassion (&) Conviction: The AND Campaign's Guide to Faithful Civic Engagement
By: Justin Giboney, Michael Wear, Chris Butler
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 160
Vendor: InterVarsity Press
Publication Date: 2020
Weight: 12 ounces
ISBN: 083084810X
ISBN-13: 9780830848102
Stock No: WW848102

Publisher's Description

Christian Book Award® program
Outreach Resource of the Year

Have you ever felt too progressive for conservatives, but too conservative for progressives?

Too often, political questions are framed in impossible ways for the faithful Christian: we're forced to choose between social justice and biblical values, between supporting women and opposing abortion. As a result, it's easy for Christians to grow disillusioned with civic engagement or fall back into tribal extremes. This state of affairs has damaged Christian public witness and divided the church.

The authors of this book represent the AND Campaign, which exists to educate and organize Christians for faithful civic and cultural engagement. They insist that not only are we called to love our neighbors through the political process but also that doing so requires us to transcend the binary way the debates are usually framed. In simple, understandable language, they lay out the biblical case for political engagement and help Christians navigate the complex world of politics with integrity, from political messaging and the politics of race to protests, advocacy, and more. The book includes a study guide for classroom use and group discussion.

When we understand our civic engagement as a way to obey Christ's call to love our neighbor, we see that it is possible to engage the political process with both love and truth—compassion and conviction.

Author Bio

Justin Giboney is cofounder of the AND Campaign, an attorney, and a political strategist in Atlanta, Georgia. He has served as a delegate for the Democratic National Convention and as the cochair of Obama for America's Gen44-Atlanta initiative.


Michael Wear is chief strategist of the AND Campaign and founder of Public Square Strategies LLC. He is the author of Reclaiming Hope: Lessons Learned in the Obama White House About the Future of Faith in America.


Chris Butler is the senior leader of the Chicago Embassy Church Network and has been involved in several efforts to improve educational equity in Chicago. He serves as the founder and executive director of Parent Power Chicago as well as the founder of the Chicago Peace Campaign, which organizes churches and other faith-based institutions to build peacemaking networks in local communities.

Editorial Reviews

"The authors urge Christians to think holistically and consistently about issues that drive their voting and civic involvement. . . . By engaging in politics to pursue love and justice, they assert, Christians can magnify God's name—not their own. Politically minded Christians will want to take a look at this punchy manifesto."

-- Publishers Weekly Review, May 2020

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