Love Your Neighbour: Think, Pray, Vote
Archbishop Justin Welby’s Keynote Address to the Love your neighbour: Think, Pray, Vote Conference.
(38m43s) Keynote Address to Love your neighbour: Think, Pray, Vote Conference
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Love Your Neighbour: Think, Pray, Vote Election Resource Pack
“Our hope and vision is that every member of our churches will enter the polling booth on Election Day, conscious that above everything else, they are called to be followers of Jesus. – Revd Phil Jump, Regional Minister of the North Western Baptist Association and member of the Joint Public Issues Team”
The Conference saw the launch of the Love Your Neighbour: Think, Pray, Vote Election pack, produced by the Joint Public Issues Team together with the Church of Scotland. The pack explores four themes for the election – Truth, Justice, Peace and Wellbeing – through short films, postcards, prayers and Bible Studies and is designed for use in churches and small groups in the four weeks immediately before the General Election in May.
The resource pack is available from Methodist Publishing here.
- Climate change and the economy: Redefining ‘sustainable’
- Immigration: Is there really no room at the inn?
- Peacemaking: Britain’s influence in the world today?
- Poverty: Telling a true story
- Building relationships with your MP – hustings and beyond
- Communicating your message through the media
- Grounding politics in faith
- Preaching and praying social justice
Think, Speak, Act
Think Speak Act was a one-day conference of inspiration and practical advice to help join the dots between action, politics and discipleship.
Think Speak Act brought 200 people from Baptist, Methodist, United Reformed Churches and beyond from all over the country. We came together to learn and share ideas, and to be inspired and equipped to bring justice to the heart of mission.
“A great day. Even better than I was expecting. Inspiring. Please do it again!”
“We need more opportunities to explore and sustain our faith in action.”
“An extremely useful day. Contacts made, meetings promised to help me forward.”
“What a strong expression of the way doing things together can be so creative for the Good News.”
“Would definitely come again. Hopefully I will have some good news to share from our churches as a result of today.”
In our worship, and keynote speeches we renewed our vision of society in the light of our faith, and in workshops translated ideals into practical local responses.
Giles Fraser: “Our salvation is not to be found in Westfield Shopping Centre.”
Addressing the Think Speak Act Conference (2 Feb, 2013), the Revd Dr Giles Fraser challenges people on the issue of money in a session chaired by John Ellis, Moderator elect of the URC General Assembly. “You wanna know what you believe?” Fraser asks. “Look at your bank statement.”
Martyn Atkins: Being resident aliens
The Revd Dr Martyn Atkins, General Secretary of the Methodist Church draws the Think Speak Act Conference to a close by reflecting on the call on Christians to be both residents and aliens in society today.
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- Preaching and praying for justice
- Getting your message across to your local media
- Ten top tips for running a campaign
- Lies, damned lies and statistics!
- What are the needs of my local area?
- Praxis: From theology to action using the pastoral cycle
- A local politician’s guide to changing your community