Politics and Elections
Christianity has a lot to say about politics. Jesus taught about the issues and everyday choices facing ordinary people and those in power.
We cannot ignore the challenges facing society today, and we need to engage fully with democratic processes and decision-making.
By participating in elections and political life, Christians can make a positive impact on the political landscape.
Meet your MP
Meet Your MP is a new initiative to build links between congregations and their MPs.
Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill (2021)
The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts (PCSC) Bill is currently progressing through Parliament. The Bill has been the subject of controversy, especially around proposed limitations on protests – but what is actually included in this wide-ranging piece of legislation? And what do Christians have to offer into the debate?
Brexit and Beyond
In January 2019, The Methodist Council spent some time looking at the challenges of Brexit and Beyond, using a paper written by our team leader Rachel Lampard.
You can find Rachel’s paper here.
You are invited to use it to start a conversation in your church.
Art of the Possible
Does politics have a role in the Church or is it a distraction from our mission? Is politics about compromise – what is possible – when our Christian faith is about truth?
At a time when a lot of people say they are turned off by politics, many in our churches are still concerned about what is going on in our world. What does politics mean for our faith – and what should our faith mean for our politics?
The Art of the Possible is a resource produced to help people to explore these questions.
It was initially released in 2013, but was updated and renewed in 2017:
Take a look at our Art of the Possible Youth Resource here too:
The Joint Public Issues Team produces resources to equip and inform Christians ahead of local and national elections.
A whole host of different elections are happening on 6th May 2021. Read our briefings on what’s happening and the key issues to get ahead before the votes.
Each year Church leaders from the United Reformed Church, Baptist Union and the Methodist Church visit the major political parties’ conferences. The purpose is to show a Christian presence in politics, to meet and to speak and build relationships with politicians from all parties.
Want to know what our Church leaders get up to?
Countering Political Extremism
Christians, along with people from other faith communities and beyond, have been very concerned by the growing presence of extremist parties in local elections and their threat to community cohesion. Churches of many denominations have stated that racism, in all its forms, is a sin, and a denial of God’s love for each of God’s children.