MT Association of Churches meets at Capitol

Via Beartooth NBC

A Montana church organization held a luncheon today at the Capitol building in an effort to begin lobbying legislators.

The Montana Association of Churches launched its Four Directions for Justice citizen lobbying day to advocate the abolition of the death penalty, humane treatment of immigrants, and support for Montana’s children and families.

MAC President Peter Shober says the organization covers 8 Christian denominations, and represents about 180,000 Montanans.

Shober says, “Today we’re calling MAC Day ‘Four Directions for Justice’.  We have people who’ve come from the North, South, East, and West to come here to the Capitol to break bread together with the legislators and to lift up our sense that we are called to be a people of faith and a people of justice.”

Shober says he was happy with the day’s turnout, as about 100 people showed up for the citizen lobbying day.

Story by Charlie Misra, Beartooth NBC.