AMERICA/BRAZIL - Municipal elections: "Good politics is at the service of life and peace"

Wednesday, 24 June 2020 elections   politics   local churches  

Brasilia (Agenzia Fides) - In this year 2020, if there are no changes in the electoral calendar, elections will be held to choose mayors and councilors in the 5570 Brazilian municipalities. South Region 2 of the National Conference of Bishops of Brazil (CNBB) has prepared a booklet with some guidelines for Catholics. The booklet is intended for voters and candidates, reflection groups, parishes and communities. With the title "Christians and elections", the booklet has as its theme "Good politics is at the service of life and peace".
"The purpose of the booklet is to contribute to the formation of a healthy political conscience, to motivate to participate in the political process and to provide criteria in terms of guiding in municipal elections", informs the Southern Region 2 of the CNBB. The booklet was prepared by a group of experts in the areas of constitutional law, electoral law, philosophy, sociology, history and culture, faith and politics.
Divided into three parts, the booklet deals with current issues such as the culture of polarization, fake news, changes in electoral legislation. It has an easy language with basic indications on the universe of politics, from a Catholic Church point of view, which does not identify with any ideology or political party. (SL) (Agenzia Fides, 24/6/2020)