Our Faith, Our Vote

Our Faith, Our Vote

There was a time when leadership was chosen by casting lots.  Our scripture tells stories of this.  But in our time that decision is up to us.  But it is no less an act of prayer and discernment.  Perhaps even more so in our time because we each have the opportunity and responsibility to make a choice.  Our Faith, Our Vote, in our tradition is not about guiding you in how to vote or for whom you should vote.  Rather it is about encouraging you to put your faith into action by casting your vote.  It is about using the wisdom of scripture to guide you.  It is about voting congruent with the values you have learned from the family and communities of faith that have accompanied you throughout life.  It is about standing in the presence of God and doing what you believe God calls you do to.  If we believe in living the Love and Justice of Jesus, then voting is both a civic and spiritual duty. 

It is also about standing up to ensure that all voters have equal opportunity to participate in the political process.  This, too, is a civic and spiritual duty for our people and communities of faith.   
Our denomination offers some good insight to help you in that discernment.  It can help as well as you seek to be a faithful presence in your community.  You can find more information at http://www.uccfiles.com/election-protection-hotline-bulletin-insert.pdf.   

You can also find some helpful information and encouragement from the  Environmental Ministries Task Team of our Conference here:  https://www.sneucc.org/creation-care-voter-pledge.


Don H. Remick

Don Remick is Bridge Conference Minister.

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