How should Christians thoughtfully engage in American politics? Or should they? In its soon-to-be-released documentary titled, For Love of Neighbor: Politics for the Common Good, the American Enterprise Institute tells the story of three Christians searching for a better way to balance faith and public service.
A project of AEI’s Initiative on Faith & Public Life, the film focuses on the work of Senator Tim Scott (US Senator, South Carolina), Justin Giboney (Founder, AND Campaign), and Sarah Imboden (Town Councilperson, Red Hook, NY). Their stories encourage Christians that it’s okay to step off the sidelines to be part of the social capital solving big problems and contributing to the well-being of whole communities.
“If you look at the gospel, Christians aren’t here primarily to protect themselves; we’re here to serve God through others whether they’re Christians or not,” says Giboney. “God put us here to have an influence and actually to create more human flourishing. Politics is a strong way to do that.”
For Love of Neighbor premiers later this month, but Pepperdine University’s School of Public Policy is hosting an advance screening on Tuesday, October 13. Following the virtual screening, SPP will dig deeper into the topic of faith and politics with a live webinar. Panelists will include:
- Christian Daly, Candidate for US Congress CA-27, House of Representatives
- Hans Zeiger, Senator for Washington State, 25th Legislative District
- Pete Peterson, Dean of Pepperdine School of Public Policy
Register to attend the free virtual pre-screening here.
View the official For Love of Neighbor trailer below: