Christians for Equality

Christians for Equality

peace & justice in Alaska

Raise up a faithful voice for peace, justice & equality
rooted in the Hebrew prophets & the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Christians for Equality is the social justice ministry of the Alaska Christian Conference

Upcoming Events

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Advocacy Essentials for Church Leaders

Wednesday, April 18 - 10 am -2 pm
First American Baptist Church; 1200 E. 27th, Anchorage

$40 Registration Fee (includes lunch)
$60 Registration Fee with 4 CEUs (includes lunch)

Register NOW

The church is called to be involved in the struggle for justice for all God’s people but finding the right balance to do that is a challenge! With important elections ahead in the fall and the Johnson Amendment intact for now, it’s a great time to learn and review laws, rules and best practices in advocacy.
  • Advocacy & developing an Advocacy Plan for your church’s mission
  • What is (and isn’t) allowed in advocacy and lobbying - what are the federal rules?
  • What about Alaska specific rules and Alaska Public Offices Commission (APOC)?
  • Empowering your leaders in the work of advocacy
  • Discussions: advocacy in diverse congregations
This training is for church leaders - pastors, clergy, ministers and laypeople - to help build a strong culture of advocacy tied to your church’s mission.

Training Facilitator: Mike Walsh, MPA, PhD,
Vice President/Director of Public Policy, The Foraker Group

Mike has lived in Alaska for 30 years, most of that time in Fairbanks. He holds a PhD in Public Policy and Public Administration from Purdue University, an MA in Public Administration from the University of North Texas, and a BA from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Mike served in the administration of Governor Tony Knowles as deputy director of the governor's Fairbanks office. He has worked extensively with local nonprofit boards and agencies on a wide range of policy and management issues. He is a past president of and currently serves on the board for the Fairbanks Community Food Bank and is board president for Dance Theatre Fairbanks. His work with Foraker focuses on strategic planning, business planning, mergers and collaborations and board training.

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If you need a scholarship to attend this training, please email us to make a confidential request.
Join us for lunch on the 2nd Wednesday of January, Feb, March, April, May, September & November as we hear speakers and explore topics of faithful response to our Christian witness. Sign up for more info.

In June, look for us at
Alaska PrideFest

**Want to get involved and join us for
legislative public testimony, advocacy, demonstrations, marches and rallies as we raise a faithful voice for peace, justice and equality? Subscribe to our e-newsletter and join us! All are welcome.
Christians for Equality is a coalition of Christian leaders, clergy and laity, who come together to:
  • offer mutual aid and support for one another
  • be a vehicle collaborative action and shared witness for social justice
  • provide a platform for continuing education and training.
Our current projects:

Leadership in Fair Anchorage

Convened faith leaders exploring statewide nondiscrimination legislation

Emerging fusion coalition Moral Movement Alaska

Church leader gatherings

Community-wide worship and prayer events