The Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy follows legislation on behalf of churches.
Churches and individuals may be members. The center’s stated purpose
is to inform members about public policy issues, conduct dialogue with
individuals and groups about the theological basis of society and
legislative issues and about ways to develop a more just and caring
society. Second Presbyterian Church is a member of the Center.
Learn. Pray. Act.
When government determines a
public policy, it is making a choice, and choice is the basis of
morality. In serving a God of justice, the faith community witnesses to
that God when they become engaged in the legislative process. The faith
communities of the Interfaith Center have inherited the role of holding
the governmental leaders accountable for their decisions. Since 1982,
the Virginia Interfaith Center has been a respected voice bringing
people of faith together in effective advocacy for human dignity and
social justice. Each faith community has unique concerns, but broad
public policy consensus brings together diverse faith communities to
make a common witness around common concerns. The Interfaith Center is
uniquely structured to represent the moral voice of the faith community
on behalf of the politically weak and marginalized.