Editor’s Note: This article (publication date: October 21, 2020) is part of a series leading up to the 2020 presidential election highlighting the professed faith of several of the candidates running for President and their vice-presidential candidates, including Donald Trump, Joe Biden, Kanye West, Mike Pence and Kamala Harris. Christian Headlines offers these faith summaries as a way of informing voters about the religious beliefs of the candidates.
Americans know a lot about the faith background of Vice President Mike Pence. He has made his faith central to his public persona as a politician. Most of us do not know as much about the faith of Democratic Vice-Presidential candidate, Senator Kamala Harris. However, this is not because Harris lacks faith or hasn’t spoken about her faith in public.
Harris has been vocal about her faith, both about its role in her upbringing and in her approach to public policy. She has just gone about explaining it differently than Vice President Pence has. David Cohen, a professor of political science and the interim director of the Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics at the University of Akron, said that this should not surprise Americans. He explained to Deseret News that, “Democrats tend to be more private about their faith; they don’t wear their faith on their sleeve.” However, through Senator Harris’s public writings, speeches, and interviews, it is not difficult to paint a picture of her religious background and beliefs.
Here are four things that Christians should know about Senator Kamala Harris’s faith:
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