Faithful Citizenship Resources

Resources by the Intercommunity Peace & Justice Center

A Matter of Spirit – Elections 2020, Summer 2020

“Adopting a consistent ethic of life, the Catholic Church promotes a broad spectrum of issues . . . Any politics of human life must work to resist the violence of war and the scandal of capital punishment. Any politics of human dignity must seriously address issues of racism, poverty, hunger, employment, education, housing, and health care. Therefore, Catholics should eagerly involve themselves as advocates for the weak and marginalized in all these areas.”  Living the Gospel of Life: A Challenge to American Catholics—US Catholic Bishops, 1998

Faithful Citizenship Resource Library

Faith-Based Elections Websites | State Resources | Other Resources | Books 

Election Resources

All faith based resources
US Conference of Catholic Bishops  Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship: A Call to Political Responsibility from the Catholic Bishops of the United States

A Reflective Voting Guide, Region VII LCWR 

Civilize It * Dignity Beyond the Debate

Faithful Voting and Global Concerns, Maryknoll Office of Global Concerns   

Faith in Public Life, Reflection Guide: Democracy, Values & the 2020 Election 


Network: A Catholic Social Justice Lobby  Mend the Gaps 2020 Policy Platform

Voting is an Act of Love, Ignatian Solidarity Network

2020 General Elections Voter Guide U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking

State Resources

Directory of State Catholic Conferences

Directory of State Legislature Websites

Voter Registration – Register to Vote in Your State

Other Resources

Assessing Democracy: A Gun Violence Prevention Issue  Focus of toolkit is to protect voting — the cornerstone of our democracy. Creating an equitable and safe democracy is inextricably tied to the work of gun violence prevention.

Bipartisan Policy Center  The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) drives principled solutions through rigorous analysis, reasoned negotiation and respectful dialogue.

Books & Articles

All books available for loan from the Intercommunity Peace & Justice Center

Bishop Robert W. McElroy. Diocese of San Diego, Conscience, Candidates & Discipleship in Voting 

Cafardi, Nicholas P. Voting and Holiness: Catholic Perspectives on Political Participation. Paulist Press (2012).

Stewart Holland, Sarah and Beth Silvers. I Think You’re Wrong (But I’m Listening). Nelson Books (2008). Article in A Matter of Spirit, We need more than civility—We Need Grace   pp. 11-12

Palmer, Parker. Healing the Heart of Democracy: The Courage to Create a Politics Worthy of the Human Spirit. Jossey Bass (2011).