• David Beckmann




You’ll find these six short clips informative and thought-provoking:


Kaine’s spiritual pilgrimage, the origins of the kind of slavery we had in this country, and national humility;

VTS Dean Ian Markham: Social justice work is integral to the Gospel, not an add-on;

Dr. Joseph Thompson on VTS’ path-breaking reparations program;


My comments on our country’s success in reducing poverty last year and the importance of restoring the expanded CTC;


Kaine replies that other provisions that would help children in poverty have a better chance of passing the Senate than a return of the expanded Child Tax Credit;


Kaine asks: Can churches help overcome bitter divisions on tough issues such as abortion?


  • David Beckmann

Our country reduced child poverty by 30% last year, but Congress has allowed poverty to surge again. The President's budget would get us back on track, and Senator Manchin said this week that he is ready to negotiate.

Senator Tim Kaine and Senator Joe Manchin are long-time friends. They have worked together since Kaine was governor of Virginia and Manchin was governor of West Virginia. Join us next Monday morning in person or on Facebook to hear Kaine's perspective on this current opportunity: https://mailchi.mp/vts/tim-kaine-at-vts-faith-and-justice-031822?e=6f3c36cf8d




  • David Beckmann


I've recently been appointed Dean's Advisor for Political and Economic Justice at Virginia Theological Seminary. and I'm excited that Senator Tim Kaine will meet with the Seminary community on Monday, April 4, 10-12 am. You can participate on Facebook or in-person.


Kaine is a devout Catholic, and our topic will be Faith and Justice. The Senator will also share his perspective on the challenges our country faces, and we will ask for his ideas on how to negotiate a version of the Build Back Better Act that can pass the Senate. See more about the event and sign up at https://mailchi.mp/vts/tim-kaine-at-vts-faith-and-justice-031822?e=6f3c36cf8d.