In 2008, the Council co-sponsored an event called Jesus for President, which took place at First Baptist Church on Wilmington Street in downtown Raleigh. About 500 twenty-somethings came together to talk about the social justice and environmental issues that are defining their generation. At its core, the national movement called for Christians to reconsider their political choices to reflect the Jesus of the Beatitudes.
Shane Claiborne, one of Jesus for President’s leaders and the co-author of a book by that name, has written an article for Esquire that’s worth reading as Holy Week draws to a close. In it, he challenges all of us to consider, “What if Jesus Meant All That Stuff?”
–George Reed, Executive Director