2019 European Elections
This European election was unlike any other. The UK Government and many others did not think the election should happen, and there was even a question about whether it could be cancelled before election day. The people elected might not have taken their seats and, if they did, they might not have served a full term. It took place in the midst of a national conversation which was often polarising and confusing, and revealed many divides in our country.
What is the role of Christians at such a time? This briefing considered some of the political context in which the election was taking place, and invited people to consider what it means for them and how they might respond.
2017 General Election
The announcement of a General Election surprised just about everyone. We faced questions as Christian disciples, not only about how we should vote, but also what we and our churches should be saying and doing during the campaign.
In the weeks leading up to the election, the Joint Public Issues Team offered reflections and balanced analysis, seeking to support Christians and local churches as they engage with the issues, and working to keep important things on the political agenda.
Many thanks to Rev Catriona Gorton of Hillhead Baptist Church, Glasgow, who has written this liturgy based on our This is a time… reflections.
2016 EU Referendum Resource
The resource includes information, reflections and questions on a wide range of issues related to the referendum. We hope you find it helpful.