Encouraging Faith Communities to Vote – Sermons on Importance of Voting

Encouraging Faith Communities to Vote – Sermons on Importance of Voting

Faith leaders understand the importance of using their prophetic voices to call the faithful to live by their most deeply-held values. In an election year, voting is one way that we can bring forth a world rooted in those values–values of justice, hope, courage, and love for all of God’s Creation, our Sacred Earth. But to do this, we need to make sure that people of faith are voting. That starts with our congregations.

On August 9, 2022, IPL President Rev. Susan Hendershot; IPL Board Chair Rev. Dr. Gerald L. Durley; IPL Board member Rabbi Fred Scherlinder Dobb; and Islamic Organization of North America Imam and President Mustapha Elturk discussed how we can encourage faith communities to vote by offering sermons, divrei Torah, and khutbahs on the importance of voting.

Please note that a native land acknowledgement was removed from the beginning due to a technical issue. Closing prayers in Hebrew and Arabic are not yet available for captioning.