The fifth principle is The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large or All people need a voice.
Here are some activities to help you celebrate:
As a family
Could your household be running smoother? Why don’t you call a family meeting and ask the kids for their input. Not only will you be giving your children a voice, but you may learn something you never knew, and gain some insight into your children.
Talk about government and how it runs.
As an Individual
Sometimes, people need us to help them get their voices heard. Get involved with an organization that advocates for a subpopulation, or stand up for someone on the street or on the playground.
Write letters or make phone calls to members of congress.
Plan a special meal with family or friends, hold a vote on what you’ll eat. Majority wins!
Offer your shoulder and your ear to anyone who needs someone to talk to. Try hard to not be defensive, dismissive, or offer up “quick fixes.” Sure, it may be a hard to hear about someone else’s heartache, but you’ll be giving someone comradery and compassion—two gifts that are priceless.