Jim Wallis offers some thoughts on Christian Civility and the upcoming election. Below are 5 “rules for Christian Civility” as they relate to politics and elections. Read his whole post here.
- We Christians should be in the pocket of no political party; but should evaluate both candidates and parties by our biblically based moral compass.
- We don’t vote on only one issue, but see biblical foundations for our concerns over many issues.
- We advocate a consistent ethic of life from womb to tomb, and one that challenges the selective moralities of both the left and the right.
- We will respect the integrity of our Christian brothers and sisters in their sincere efforts to apply Christian commitments to the important decisions of this election; knowing that people of faith and conscience will be voting both ways in this election year.
- We will not attack our fellow Christians as Democratic or Republican partisans, but rather will expect and respect the practice of putting our faith first in this election year; even if we reach different conclusions.