Churches Together in Britain and Ireland - Election 2017

general election 2017




Below are listed resources provided by churches, Christian and other orgainisations for the 2017 General Election on 8 June 2017.



CAFOD election pagesCAFODs election pages include a facility to email your local election candidates asking them to tackle climate change and poverty, and to aid refugees. There is also a downloadable briefing covering the 2017 general Election. 



Care election websiteCare's election website, engage17, has information covering a range of issues to consider when deciding which candidate to vote for. There is also a guide to running a Hustings meeting. More


Catholic Church in England and Wales

Catholic Church election pagesThe election web pages include a letter from the Bishops to Catholics encouraging them to play an active part in the election and laying out principles to guide thinking taken from Pope Francis' Evangelii Gaudium. It also includes e-Actions - a facility to email candidates. More  

Christian Aid

Christian Aid election websiteChristian Aid sets out how it would like candidates to address issues such as the UK aid budget, tackling climate change, making tax more transparent and championing the rights of refugees. It also has a downloadable guide to the election. More  


Church of England

Church of England letterA pastoral letter has been issued to parishes and chaplaincies by Archbishops Justin Welby and John Sentamu encouraging voters to 'remember Britain's Christian history and heritage as well as a concern for future generations and God's creation as they make their decisions'. More

Cytûn (Churches Together in Wales)

Cytûn election pagesCytûn's election pages include resources, such as a guide to running a hustings event, plus details of public meetings with election candidates arranged by churches in Wales. More  

Evangelical Alliance

EA election websiteThe Evangelical Alliance election pages ask 'What kind of society?' and challenge Christians to think about and question candidates around the core Christian values of love, truth, justice and freedom. There is also a guide to organising a hustings meeting. More  


Joint Public Issues Team

JPIT election websiteThe Joint Public Issues Team (JPIT) has an updated version of Faith in Politics providing a briefing exploring four key issues around the election. You can also download This is a time... Biblical reflections and Liturgy, as well as a guide to running a hustings meeting. More



Quaker election websiteThe QuakerVote website provides guidance, resources and information relating to the election, as well as a downloadable guide to running a hustings meeting. There will be a briefing for the election covering climate change, nuclear weapons, forced migration and economic inequality. More

Salvation Army 

Salvation Army election pagesThe Salvation Army is highlighting the key issues affecting their services, the people they work with and their communities in the run-up to the election, including supported housing, adult social care and employment. More  

Safe Passage

Safe Passage election pagesCitizen UK's Safe Passage website, which works to provide unaccompanied child refugees in Europe with safe routes to sanctuary in the UK, has election information related to refugees including legal advice, questions for candidates, advice and a background briefing. More


Tearfund election pageTearfund is suggesting two questions to ask candidates to make sure they hear that voters care about international poverty. It is also encouraging campaigners to meet new and returning MPs from 1-9 July 2017 during the Climate Coalition's Speak Up week of action. More

Voices from the margins

Church Action on Poverty election website
Church Action on Poverty has teamed up with Joseph Rowntree Foundation and The Poverty Alliance for Voices from the Margins. It encourages groups to organise open get-togethers before the election to discuss our vision, values, priorities, stories and identities. More   




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