In response to the final presidential debate, the Dominican Sisters of Peace believe the current election poses a serious moral threat to our nation, and we share our charism to preach truth with hope in God's promise for our future.
As the upcoming election may be seen as a challenge, we encourage all to examine their own values formed by faith and conscience. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has created the Forming Consciences For Faithful Citizenship guide for information on how to be both faithful and politically responsible.
We treasure the wisdom of the Catholic Church's Social Teaching which aims to create a just environment where all are treated with dignity. Through this election and beyond, let us create environments of peace, promote justice through solidarity, and foster God's web of life by advocating and supporting just policies.
As we prepare to go to the polls on Nov. 8, let us hold our cherished country and religious values as we make an informed decision for the next leader of the United States as well as leaders for all elected offices.
Sister Gemma Doll
Dominican Sisters of Peace