In a year like no other, we are called upon to act. Who we vote for – and how – are deeply personal decisions. But the choices we make in the coming days will impact our communities for years to come. Rabbi Jack Moline, President of Interfaith Alliance, reminds us that voting is an expression of faith.
Faith is what we are all about.
I leave it to you to decide for yourself how you express your personal sense of faith. Like most Americans, you may subscribe to a theology that makes you a believing member of an organized community. Like a growing number of Americans, you may consider yourself spiritual-not-religious. Like a significant segment of Americans, you may have a moral code rooted in your secular philosophy. Or you may find resonance in all three.
But our democracy? That is where we all put our faith. The collective will of Americans has sustained this country for centuries. Every four years our national referendum determines what the immediate future will be like. Every four years, we put our faith in the future with the simplest of acts: we vote.
Your personal faith has a lot to do with how you choose your candidate. It asks you to consider just what kind of society we want to build. Values like fairness, honesty, security and compassion are certainly on everyone’s list, but how we get there is the subject of debate. Policies that promote our values are very much at stake in the choices we make to authorize representatives on the local, state and national level. No opportunity to vote is incidental. No vote is insignificant.
Our collective faith in our individual faiths is what makes up Interfaith Alliance. Whether you pray, meditate or reflect – or all three – we consider your vote a sacred act. As both candidates for president have said, nothing less is at stake than the future of America. Please, as an act of faith, get out there and vote.
Because faith is what we are all about.
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