I am clear that much of what moves an individual to join a nonprofit board is their fundamental values and a theory of change. I am equally aware that these fundamental values are often informed by some faith practice.
But, according to the US Constitution, guidance by faith and imposing faith on public action is just not supposed to happen under the doctrine: thou shalt separate church from state - effectively, church shall not rule nor dominate the needs and interests of state.
And yet, like many of the actions of this Federal Administration, the intent of the founding fathers, who were once oppressed by "church" are put to the side in the interest of personal gain and the welfare of the haves. Take for instance, the National Prayer Breakfast. This event, which I would challenge in general as a not-so-subtle overreach of church into governing, has become a forum for the politically connected and otherwise powerful to have their "word" with the "guys" in charge. The Washington Post article is most enlightening and disarming on this reality and in actuality, should move people of faith to call for a change in the way business is conducted in the "swamp". Of course, the swamp is serving every more as cover for doing even more of what has been historically done least of all in the interest of the people.
Please read the article, and move your board members to have a frank generative discussion about the way they want the people's business to be conducted.