Written on: July 7, 2020
Voting is a privilege, but informed voting is a moral imperative and given the many critical issues facing us today it isn’t easy to keep well informed. Faith in Public Life and Interfaith Power & Light produced a nonpartisan voter reflection guide that includes all the current major issues. It can be downloaded using the link in the message below.
We are also sharing a study guide for voting from Region 7 (Michigan and Indiana) of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR). This guide is focused on the connected issues of Racism, Migration and the Climate Crisis. It is not meant to be a comprehensive analysis of all major issues in the upcoming elections, but is focused on broad issues that affect everyone.
I strongly urge you to access it and while November seems a long way off, we need this time to study the issues and hear where the candidates stand on them.
Thanks for all you are doing to preserve our Judeo/Christian values in the public arena.
FROM LCWR- REGION 7: We are heartbroken by the myriad ways our one human family and Earth, our common home, suffer from disconnection, indifference, violence, and fear in the face of racism, migration, and climate crisis. Responding to God who loves all of creation into being, we recommit ourselves to create communion and examine root causes of injustice. We particularly focus on the intersection of racism, migration, and climate crisis. Click here to read and print the guide
Thank you for your interest in Democracy, Values and the 2020 Election, the voter reflection guide from Faith in Public Life and Interfaith Power & Light. You can download it here.
The nonpartisan guide offers timely sections that address urgent moral issues at stake in this election and beyond. Topics include justice for immigrants, economic dignity, care for creation and climate change, racism and criminal justice reform, democracy and voting rights, health care and the coronavirus pandemic, and global peacebuilding. Reflection questions are included to help spark conversation in your faith communities and to help prime questions addressed to candidates running for office.
I’d love to hear how you are using the guide – please keep in touch!
Rev. Jennifer Butler
CEO, Faith in Public Life