What does gerrymandering have to do with religion?

Well, listen to how the Rev. Jarrett Kerbel, rector of St. Martin-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church in Philadelphia, put it during a DTL presentation at his church:  “Gerrymandering is a form of corruption, which breeds cynicism, which breeds apathy, which gets in the way of us doing God’s work in the world.”

That sounds like wisdom to us.

Rev. Kerbel is now a member of DTL’s Eastern Steering Committee. Sandy Strauss of the Pennsylvania Council of Churches is co-chair of our Central Steering Committee.  

We think faith communities could be an excellent setting for people to learn about gerrymandering and work with people they know, trust and share values with to make maps that embody those values.

If you’d like to connect your faith community with DTL, fill out the form below or email us at info@drawthelinespa.org and tell us how you’d like us connect.