On March 22, 2018, Friends Journal and the Earlham School of Religion co-sponsored a live web panel with six first-time candidates for U.S. Congressional seats. Find out what motivated these first-time candidates to give up their privacy for the glare of public service.
Does faith influence values? Can it be a factor in governance without closing the gap between church and state? If faith and values have a place in the discussion, what might it mean to be a quaker and run for Congress? How do Quakers relate to the governing of the country? Earlham College President Alan Price moderated the two-hour panel discussion with Quaker U.S. Congressional candidates:
- Steve Bacher (Pennsylvania 8th District, @stevebacher)
- Adam Coker (North Carolina 13th District, @AdamFromNC)
- Darlene McDonald (Utah 4th District, @VoteDarlene)
- Shawna Roberts (Ohio 6th District, @RobertsOhioD6)
- Molly Sheehan (Pennsylvania 5th District, @pennsymolly)
- Nick Thomas (Colorado 2nd District, @NickT4Congress)