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CBC Faith and Politics 9-29-2022 - Dr. W-Skinner- pmcdougall-7
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Your contribution allows us to reach more people by demonstrating love in the midst of division; joy to those experiencing sorrow; kindness to those facing lack; and leadership excellence to advance the quality of justice in our land. 

2022 was a year of celebrating God's goodness despite threats of violence, racial strife, shattered democracy, election chaos, and economic devastation for ordinary Americans. But steadfast prayers and building bridges across every barrier resulted in the election of leaders committed to meeting the needs of all Americans. The goodness of God calmed the storms of human division and fear so the needs of vulnerable citizens could be addressed.

Skinner Leadership Institute worked through the nonpartisan Faiths United to Save Democracy (FUSD), to break race, faith, generation, and culture barriers in the Midterm elections. Through FUSD, we practiced the biblical mandate to "love your neighbor as yourself" by recruiting and training nearly 800 Poll Chaplains of diverse backgrounds in ten states to offer a moral presence, prayer, and practical support at polling sites to the elderly, the disabled, and vulnerable voters.  

Through the goodness of God, we also convened a dynamic leadership excellence program for Generation X and millennial leaders through the hybrid 2022 Masters Series for Distinguished Leaders (MSDL). The virtual Masters Series for Distinguished Clergy (MSDC) program in Fall 2022 equipped intergenerational faith leaders from across the nation to voice their moral convictions on the issue of voting rights. I was honored to receive the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Leadership Excellence Award for co-founding the CBCF Prayer Breakfast over 40 years ago with the late Tom Skinner.

Please know that God's goodness only sustains the mission of Skinner Leadership Institute through the steadfast prayers and financial contributions of generous supporters like you. For a year-end gift of $50.00 or more, we will send you, postage paid, a beautifully designed personal inspirational keepsake to remind you daily that you are light in the darkness. May God's unconditional love and sustaining power lead, guide, and direct your life in the New Year!

Be blessed, be encouraged, and stay safe!


Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner,
Co-Founder and President


“We’re Christ’s representatives. God uses us to persuade men and women to drop their differences and enter into God’s work of making things right between them.” - 2 Corinthians 5:19 MSG

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