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Democracy, Values & the 2020 Election: A Reflection Guide for Faith Communities

Democracy, Values & the 2020 Election: Cover

The 2020 elections could not be more significant. The outcome will set the course on climate change for years to come. On top of that, we are in the midst of a global pandemic, a major recession, record joblessness, and our nation is in turmoil over police killings that have exposed the deep inequities and racial injustice in our nation.

It’s time for some national soul-searching, and faith communities have an important role to play.

That’s why IPL partnered with Faith in Public Life to create a multi-issue faith voter reflection guide – Democracy, Values & the 2020 Election: A Reflection Guide for Faith Communities.

While IPL’s focus is climate change, the guide also addresses other urgent issues in the election, including voting rights, systemic racism in the criminal justice system, healthcare, peace, LGBTQ rights, and immigration. It has been endorsed by prominent faith groups and religious leaders at the national and state level.

We are in a moment of intense national awareness of the deep inequities and racial injustices in our communities and nation. Many are calling for fundamental change in our systems. We need leaders who share our values of loving our neighbors and caring for Creation. We need to address structures of oppression, end environmental injustice, and seriously tackle climate change to secure our children’s future. The guide addresses the urgent moral issues of our time.

If we want a country that reflects our best values, we have to participate thoughtfully.  Voting is the central sacrament of our democracy.  That’s what this guide is about.

Voter Reflection Guide Resources:

Download the digital faith voter reflection guide 

Download the Spanish language version of the faith voter reflection guide– Democracia, Valores y las Electiones de 2020, Una Guia de Reflexion para las Comunidades de Fe

Order hard copies

Voter reflection guide slide deck

Social media toolkit

The guide has been endorsed by the following national leaders and organizations:

National Leaders & Organizations

Jim Winkler, President and General Secretary, National Council of Churches

David Gushee, Director, Center for Theology and Public Life, Mercer University

Chicago Theological Seminary

Earth Day Network

Franciscan Action Network

Green Chalice


Green the Church

Islamic Society of North America

Leadership Conference of Women Religious

NETWORK Lobby for Catholic Social Justice

North Carolina Council of Churches

Sisters of Mercy of the Americas, Mercy Justice Team

United Church of Christ’s Environmental Justice Ministry

United Methodist Women


Vote Common Good

Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology

Wisconsin Council of Churches


Interfaith Power & Light Affiliates

California Interfaith Power & Light

Faith in Place Action Fund/Illinois Interfaith Power & Light

Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light

New Hampshire Interfaith Power & Light

New Mexico Interfaith Power and Light

North Carolina Interfaith Power & Light

Wisconsin Interfaith Power & Light



Oxfam America Action Fund

Peace Action Education Fund