Georgia Interfaith Power & Light was instrumental in helping NPC install our solar panels. Their mission is to engage communities of faith in stewardship of Creation as a direct expression of faithfulness and as a religious response to global climate change, resource depletion, environmental injustice, pollution, and other disruptions in Creation. Below is a letter from their president, Rev. Susan Hendershot about being a faithful voter.
Every election year is significant, and 2022 is certainly no exception. The outcome will impact our nation’s response to climate change for years to come. As people of faith and conscience across the country, we believe elections are a referendum on the values that will shape our future. Voting is how we create a society based on our shared values. That’s why Interfaith Power & Light is offering a multi-issue Faithful Voter Reflection Guide.
The Climate Reality Project’s William J. Barber III and other IPL partners will join me to discuss the guide’s key themes and share how you can use it this year.
The guide discusses many of the defining moral issues of our time that are on the ballot: faltering democratic institutions, too much wealth in the hands of a few, damage to the climate, cruel immigration policies that tear families apart, mass incarceration that devastates communities of color, and threats to global public health and security.
Whether you use it at the kitchen table, in a house of worship, at a community forum, or at an event with political candidates, we hope it helps you and your community navigate the urgent moral questions facing our nation.
Join us for a conversation about our reflection guide on June 9 at 7pm ET.
We’ll have printed voter guides and digital versions available for download soon.
Rev. Susan Hendershot
P.S. Connect with your state affiliate here and learn about the work they’re doing around the upcoming election.