With Malice Toward None is an initiative to heal America in the aftermath of a clear 2020 election outcome. Congregations (and/or small groups of friends and neighbors) are invited to organize online gatherings after the election has been decided. In these gatherings, red and blue Americans consider how they want to regard their fellow citizens who voted differently and begin building the capacity of We the People to forge “a more perfect union” moving into 2021.
This offers the Episcopal Church in West Missouri an opportunity to work together, learn from each other and consider the values of good citizenship.
This offers the Episcopal Church in West Missouri an opportunity to work together, learn from each other and consider the values of good citizenship. The With Malice Toward None initiative is to create a space for people to deal with the emotions felt after the election, to build our capacities for working together to address our common challenges, and to commit ourselves to a renewed citizenship.
This is not about covering over strong political differences or encouraging people to support whoever wins the election. It is about a commitment to respecting the humanity of those who differ from us. It is about recognizing our foundational role as citizens to be the architects and agents of a more perfect union.
I am proud that The Episcopal Church is supportive of this and other election resources that will help us vote and respond to the results faithfully. This is faith in action!
A link from The Episcopal Church website takes you to Braver Angels where you can
- Learn more about the spirit and values of the initiative
- Take action: learn how to convene a post-election outcome small group gathering
- Get materials to share with others
- Check out what red and blue leaders are saying about the initiative
- Take the pledge: commit to not holding hate against fellow citizens no matter who wins or loses
- Hold America together: sign the letter and hold a gathering in the event of an election crisis.