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Posted October 9, 2006

Faith-based political guidance: What's out there

By Catholic News Service

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Here are some of the resources prepared by faith-based groups to offer guidance to voters, candidates or houses of worship in the 2006 election season:

-- "Voting for the Common Good: A Practical Guide for Conscientious Catholics," prepared by Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good. Available online at: www.thecatholicalliance.org, or by telephone at: (202) 903-0856.

-- "Voting With a Clear Conscience" by Father Frank Pavone of Priests for Life. Available online at: www.priestsforlife.org, or in booklet form by e-mail to: orders@priestsforlife.org, by telephone at: (888) 735-3448, ext. 237, or by mail to: Priests for Life Resource Department, P.O. Box 141172, Staten Island, NY 10314.

-- "Religion & Politics: Running for Office in a Multi-Faith Nation" and "Religion & Politics: A Campaign Season Guide for Houses of Worship," prepared by the Interfaith Alliance. Available online at: www.interfaithalliance.org/elections, or by writing to: The Interfaith Alliance, c/o CTFDW, 1331 H St. N.W., First Floor, Washington, DC 20005.

-- "The 2006 Elections: Becoming a Global Good Neighbor," prepared by the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns. Available online at: www.maryknollogc.org, by e-mail to the office at: ogc@maryknoll.org, or by phone at: (202) 832-1780.

-- "Voter's Guide for Serious Catholics," prepared by Catholic Answers Action. Available online at: www.caaction.com, or in booklet form for 40 cents per copy by phone at: (800) 890-0461.

-- "Voting God's Politics," prepared by Red Letter Christians, which describes itself as an organization of progressive Christian leaders. Available online at: www.sojo.net, by phone at: (800) 678-9691, or by writing to: Sojourners, 3333 14th St. N.W., Suite 200, Washington, DC 20010.