Beliefnet
Still unsure of who to vote for in the presidential election? If you belong to a religious group, a lot of the work to help you decide has been done for you. Denominational groups, religious organizations, and activist bloggers have all developed voting guides and websites to help the faithful reach conclusions about the candidates. Choose a religion and check out the resources available online.


Christians
Several major Protestant denominations have issued election guides to help their members understand the issues, register to vote, and make choices in line with their faith. Choose your denomination below:

  • Presbyterian Church (USA)
    Christian & Citizen Election Year Resource
  • United Church of Christ
    Our Faith Our Vote Action Toolkit
  • Southern Baptist Convention

    Other Websites and Blogs
  • Christians for Kerry/Edwards
  • GOP Christian
  • Faith in Action Guide from Sojourner's
  • National Council of Christian Churches: Election Year Principles
  • Christian Coalition Voter Guides
  • Traditional Values Coalition

    Catholic Christians
    The Catholic vote is one of the most contested voting blocs this election season. Independent Catholic organizations, as well as official groups like the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, have developed guides, websites, and blogs addressing issues of importance to Catholics in this election.

  • Faithful Citizenship: A Catholic Call to Political Responsibility
    From the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
  • On the Participation of Catholics in Political Life
    2003 document from the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith

    Other Websites and Blogs
  • Catholic Answers Voter's Guide
    Focuses on abortion, gay marriage, and stem cells
  • Call to Action Voter's Guide
    Focuses on global solidarity, peace, and the environment
  • Catholics for Kerry
  • Catholics for Bush (GeorgeWBush.com)
  • Catholic Voting Project Quiz

    Jews
    The major Jewish denominations provide voting guides:
  • Orthodox Union's Institute for Public Affairs
    Selects issues of relevance to Orthodox Jews
  • Get Out the Vote
    Guide from the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, the Union of Reform Judaism, and other groups
  • National Jewish Democratic Council
  • Republican Jewish Coalition

    Other Websites & Blogs
  • Jews for Kerry
  • Jews for Bush Blog
  • Best for Israel

  • Kiruv for Kerry

    Muslims
    American Muslim organizations issued voting guides:
  • Council on Islamic-American Relations
    Voter resources and endorsement
  • A Guide for American Muslims
    Resource from Muslim Public Affairs Council
  • Muslim Students Association Voter Guide

    Other Websites and Blogs
  • Muslims for Bush
  • Muslims for Kerry
  • Muslim Wakeup Election Coverage

    Other Faiths
  • Buddhist Peace Fellowship Voters Guide
  • Unitarian Universalist Association
  • The Pagan Voting Project
  • Pagan Voter Education Guides, from the Pagan Unity Campaign

  • Godless Americans Political Action Committee

    Interfaith Resources
  • Interfaith Alliance Voter Guide
  • Faithful Democracy
  • Pastors at the Polls
    From the Clergy Leadership Network
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