The polarization occurring in our societies has many of us deeply concerned. Violence pervades our rhetoric and our actions, particularly troubling during election years. We are empowered to act non-violently to effect change by bringing our concern to prayer, educating others, raising consciousness and growing in our awareness of the richness of diversity.  

We are fortunate to be offered a program through the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) to help address these concerns.   

Transforming Grace: The Work of Transformative Justice invites us to take responsibility for the personal and collective responses. While this initiative is focused on the U.S. election, there are a record number of elections happening around the world in 2024. These materials relate across cultures and geography.  

The materials below are designed to be used in groups but can be used in any configuration: by individuals, a local community, a Conversation Circle, or a group of sisters and associates. Each guide will be designed for a 60–75-minute session.  

Program materials will be listed below as they are made available.  

LCWR has been discerning how create peace and openness in the country as the national election process unfolds. With confidence in the power of prayer and contemplation, they are hosting a virtual prayer space on the following dates:

Week of July 15-18 (Republican National Convention)

Week of August 19-22 (Democratic National Convention)

Week of November 4-6 (Days surrounding National Election)

Take Action

All Things Election 2024

Here are resources with ways you can take action against:

  • white Christian nationalism
  • misinformation and disinformation

White Christian nationalism is an organized movement in the United States which intends to deprive large segments of the US population of their right to vote. Learn more about the dangers of this growing political force.

Pray: Join in one of LCWR’s 24 hours of contemplative prayer.

Participate: Watch a recording of the webinar “Combatting Election Disinformation in 2024 to learn more about how to spot and respond to disinformation.

Read and discuss: New York Times’ bestselling book Hidden Roots of White Supremacy and the Path to a Shared American Future by Robert P. Jones, Ph.D., president and founder of Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) and an award-winning writer and scholar.

Watch and consider: God & Country (in theaters on Friday, February 16). The film is based on Katherine Stewart’s book The Power Worshippers: Inside the Dangerous Rise of Christian Nationalism. View a discussion with the producers of the film here

Learn: Visit the All Things Election 2024 page to see our resources for education and action.