Election-Year Tradition: Candidates Day
Prior to the November general election, H4PJ and Cathedral of Hope will be hosting its election-year tradition called Candidates Day where we invite candidates running for office—local, statewide, and national—to attend services and be recognized. As we prepare for this day, we are looking for volunteers who will help us contact all candidates on the ballot from both political parties to attend. We will need assistance contacting each candidate by email and/or phone call and following up with their campaigns once they confirm.
If you are interested with extending these invitations, please contact Roger Stanley.
>> September 25: A Faithful Conversation on Disability with Rev. Justin Hancock
On Thursday, September 25 at 7:00 p.m., H4PJ is pleased to partner with the Center for Theological Activism to present A Faithful Conversation on Disability with UMC Rev. Justin Hancock. Justin is a graduate of Southern Methodist University's Perkins School of Theology and an ordained deacon in the Northwest Texas Conference of the United Methodist Church. In the past, Hancock has served as a college pastor in multiple environments.
Presently in Dallas, Hancock lives with his wife in an intentional community inclusive of persons with disabilities and together they serve as advocates and activists for persons with disabilities. Born with cerebral palsy, Hancock has much to say to the church about how we can advocate for the civil rights of persons with disabilities in our churches and in our wider society. Join us as we join Hancock for a two hour conversation about disability and the church.
>> September 29: Witness to Innocence
For 17 years, 8 months, and one day, Juan Roberto Melendez-Colon sat on Florida’s Death Row for a crime he did not commit.
On Monday, September 29 at 7:00 p.m., as a part of its Fall Speaker's Tour, the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (TCADP) is pleased to welcome Juan, an exoneree released from Death Row on January 3, 2002, for a screening of a documentary that has been made about his life and case.
The film will be in Spanish with English subtitles and lasts about 45 minutes. Following the film, Juan will speak briefly about his experience and answer any questions that are raised. You can find out more about Juan and his story here.
This event is co-sponsored by H4PJ and Congregaciòn Latina.
Voter Registration Drive
In conjunction the Dallas County Elections Department, CoH and H4PJ will be registering voters and helping registered voters update their contact information after each morning service and prior to the afternoon service at Cathedral of Hope.
If you are not registered to vote, your registration has expired, or you’ve moved, had a name change, or the address on your card isn’t an exact match to your ID, you will need to get registered or update your voter registration before October 5 to vote on Election Day.
We are in need of volunteers each week to help with this vital effort. Contact us or stop by the voter registration desk to volunteer.
Facing Race 2014
Facing Race: A National Conference is presented by Race Forward: The Center for Racial Justice Innovation. A unique collaborative space for racial justice movement making, Facing Race is the largest multiracial, inter-generational gathering for organizers, educators, creatives and other leaders.
Facing Race 2014 will be held in Dallas, Texas on November 13-15, 2014. In addition to highlighting a Southern perspective for Facing Race attendees, the 2014 conference will offer the local community unprecedented access to information and resources on racial equity. Previous Facing Race National Conferences have been held in Baltimore, Berkeley, Chicago, Oakland and New York.