Communities of Faith and Conscience Unite for Interfaith Vigil for Democracy
1pm, Sunday, January 10th
Zoom Meeting ID: 384 422 5785
This week the home of American democracy – the US Capitol building – was overrun by terrorists attempting to block the installation of a legally-elected president. This was not just an assault on one of our most historic buildings, but on democracy itself, an attempt to undermine the peaceful transfer of power which is the foundation of our Republic. Democracy is not just a set of procedures by which we govern our political life: it is a moral commitment to the equality and dignity of our fellow citizens. On Sunday we will gather as members of many different religious and ethical communities to affirm the moral values which underpin democracy. We revere democracy because it is through democracy that we show that every voice and every person matters. Democracy embodies our commitment to peace, giving us structures to resolve social conflicts without violence. Democracy is the way we engage in dialogue with each other, resolving differences peaceably. And democracy shows our concern for the community, ensuring that the few cannot rule over the many. In the week that democracy was assaulted, let us come together to affirm its moral and religious importance. Join us.