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Our mission is bigger than politics

man and woman prepare to cast their ballots

As we are voting this year, I think we all recognize that there are some problems in our democracy.

We see the obvious things ­— the polarization, the lack of charity and civility in how we talk about our differences; we see the struggles that our political leaders seem to have in working together and compromising for the common good.

But the deeper questions about our democracy begin in the human heart: Who are we and why?

Unless we know what it means to be a human being, we cannot know how to create a society that will be good for human beings. We cannot know what justice is, what a good life is, what the best way is for us to live and work.

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