DALLAS — This Memorial Day weekend, My Faith Votes is calling for a political peace treaty in America. The non-partisan organization is asking for politicians to seek peace and commonality as we remember the sacrifice of our fallen soldiers:
“A central tenet to the Christian faith is the belief that Christians are called to a life of service and sacrifice for the good of others. Because of this, Memorial Day holds a special and, even, spiritual significance to our community of faith. Our fallen soldiers have walked in the flesh the same path Jesus walked 2,000 years ago: they have given their lives for the sake of someone else. And they did so we could live in freedom and peace. The best way we can honor their memory is to pursue that same peace they died for.
“This Memorial Day weekend, My Faith Votes is calling for a political peace treaty in America.
“For too long now, America has been caught in a cycle of non-stop bickering and finger pointing that has accomplished nothing but drive us further apart. This animosity has trickled down to our communities, schools, pews and even the intimacy of our homes. We have become a nation obsessed with what drives us apart, instead of what brings us together. Yet the men and women whom we remember on Memorial Day died for a United States of America, not a nation divided against itself.
“Let us honor their memory and sacrifice by seeking peace and commonality this weekend, remembering their and their family’s generous gift to us and God’s constant providence and blessing for America.”
— Jason Yates, My Faith Votes CEO
My Faith Votes—whose founding honorary national chairman was Dr. Ben Carson—is a non-partisan movement focused on motivating Christians in America to participate in local and national elections and be active members of society. By partnering with local churches, pastors and national faith leaders, My Faith Votes mobilizes and resources Christians to lead the conversation on the place of faith in culture and politics. In the 2016 election, My Faith Votes was largely credited with activating a sizable percentage of the 25 million Evangelicals who were registered to vote in previous elections but had chosen not to, prompting a record turnout by Evangelicals.