March 10, 2012 12:00 AM

Voices of Faith: Should faith get very involved in politics?

Lama Chuck Stanford, Rime Buddhist Center & Monastery, Kansas City, Mo.: Most of our government leaders practice some form of religion. Therefore, if they have the leadership qualities and skills to serve our nation, it shouldn’t matter what religion they practice, as long as they don’t try to impose their religious beliefs upon the decisions they make for their constituents. Nearly all religions encourage moral virtue, compassion and loving-kindness. What better way to lead politically than with these enlightened qualities?

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