It is with great joy that I write to you in CPJ’s 42nd year. As my predecessor Jim Skillen reminds us: “The political world is not a closed human territory...human governments always point ahead, in anticipation, to the climactic fulfillment of Christ’s governance of the City of God.” It is this hopeful vision towards which we labor in hope.
CPJ continues to strategically move forward in our work of equipping citizens, developing leaders and educating policymakers, while responding to the current issues of our day. In the past year, I have seen CPJ’s impact through rich conversations about Christian and Muslim hospitality, institutional religious freedom and the unique contributions of faith-based organizations. I’ve been encouraged by meetings CPJ has convened with policymakers and other leaders about healthcare, the social safety net and family supportive workplaces.
We know that none of CPJ’s success is due to our own efforts. Rather, in all that we are and all that we are able to accomplish (you are included in that!), we give thanks and praise to the One who sits on the throne.
Stephanie Summers, CEO