In Isaiah, the Lord tells the Israelites that His servants will faithfully bring forth justice to the nations and describes them as a light to the nations capable of opening blind eyes, breaking the chains of the oppressed, and setting captives free (Isaiah 42:1-9, Isaiah 58). As the 84th Legislative Session is set to begin next Tuesday, we have a new opportunity to engage in this kingdom work at the Capitol. Here are just a few of the policy priorities the Christian Life Commission will be focused on in the upcoming session:
- Ending the financial exploitation of the poor
- Protecting victims of human trafficking
- Advocating for a "just" criminal justice system
- Ensuring every Texas child has access to a quality public education
- Protecting the separation of church and state
For a complete list of our 2015 Policy Priorities, visit the Christian Life Commission web page.
We would love to involve you and your church in our Christian advocacy work, as we believe our work at the Capitol is a direct link to the hard work many of you are doing in your communities, whether through food pantries, summer feeding programs, job training programs, prison ministries, or women's shelters.
We covet your prayers, but we also need your voices. Write a letter, place a phone call, or make a visit your state legislators -- let them know about the missions work of your church and let them know you care about what is happening in Austin.
In Isaiah, the Lord tells the Israelites they are a covenant people sent to bring out those trapped in darkness and so as the Legislative Session is set to begin, let us work to bring our light into dark places.