general election 2017
Below are listed resources provided by churches, Christian and other orgainisations for the 2017 General Election on 8 June 2017.
CAFODCAFODs 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.
CareCare'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 WalesThe 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 AidChristian 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 EnglandA 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'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 AllianceThe 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 TeamThe 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
Salvation ArmyThe 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
TearfundTearfund 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
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