give peace a voice in washington
When you become a Liberatus Advocate for as little as $5 a month, you give professionals in politics and government a creative home to explore the peace of Christ through creative writing.
But it’s not only for them. Giving the peace of Christ a voice in Washington can give all of us peace.
how can the peace of christ remake politics?
As children of God, led by the Spirit of God, we can know ourselves as beloved and seek wisdom instead of ideology and partisanship.
Living life from the Divine Center, we can advocate for and build inclusive communities instead of using fear and anger to drive us apart.
Together we can find new solutions instead of partisan talking points, and create beautiful work that artistically reflects the goodness of God.
creative writing as a path to healing
To leverage creative writing as an avenue for healing and explore how the peace of Christ can remake politics at deeper levels, we’re compiling our first print volume, a roughly 200-page coffee table-style journal printed on thick matte paper with beautiful photography. The theme for Volume One is Refuge: Advocating for refugees, the displaced, and marginalized, and through this lens we hope to offer a new paradigm for how we craft political communication.
Since our founding in 2015, we’ve published 118 online journal entries across seventeen journal series from twelve writers. Along the journey, writers who have inspired us include Henri Nouwen, Laura Hillenbrand, and Robert Ludlum.
What Liberatus offers is a new category for political engagement. It’s not about a political agenda, it’s art. It’s not a call for a mass movement, it’s community. And it’s not a party platform, it’s a creative home to explore the peace of Christ.
Theme of volume one: refuge
Advocating for refugees, the displaced, and marginalized
The peace of Christ can heal not only how we craft political communication, but also the mindsets driving the words that we choose. Through Volume One’s theme of Refuge, we hope to offer a different paradigm, shifting from exclusion and fear to inclusion and hospitality. By learning the stories of the displaced, we hope to break apart the illusion of separateness and instead remember our shared humanity.
give $5 monthly
To fund printing costs for Volume One and build a grassroots support network, we plan to launch a Kickstarter campaign in September 2020. We’ve been compiling journal entries for the volume since the summer of 2018, and we’re excited to roll out the final product.
When you become a Liberatus Advocate for as little as $5 a month, we’ll include your name with our list of contributors for Volume One, right alongside our writers, photographers, and board members. Plus, we’ll send you a monthly-ish behind-the-scenes look at how your monthly giving is creating a sharp rollout for the volume to reach a wider audience. Between now and the Kickstarter launch, our team will be working hard (after our full time jobs) to finish drafting, revising, photographing, and designing it.
Giving now means we can include a high-quality video introducing Volume One with the Kickstarter launch; pay freelance writers, editors, and photographers to stay on schedule; purchase a new camera for print-quality photos; display our work at a Kickstarter launch event in DC; and organize a campaign tour through the southeast to push for 1,000 backers.
Have questions or want to join us? Write to us using the form at the bottom of this page; it’ll come straight to our inbox.
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our vision: wholeness in politics
To connect our concept of freedom to the values of the kingdom, redefining it for our time as the creative pursuit of truth and beauty
To pursue truth and beauty creatively through a high-quality, biannual print journal, because giving peace a voice in Washington can give all of us peace
To leverage creative writing as a path to wisdom, inclusivity, and new solutions by building relationships with and publishing journal entries from 50 writers in politics and government across the US by 2025
read issue 017: Visioneering
Liberatus—A new anthem rises
Out of three hundred million calls
Unity—when a community prizes
Wisdom, Wholeness, abandons all
Reflects beauty. Politics despises
Peace, but truth starts our upward fall
Now—we are set free!
Liberatus is a 501c3 tax-exempt, public charity. EIN: 47-3553715. Checks can be mailed to Liberatus, PO Box 4897, Alexandria, VA 22303.