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How will being a disciple of Jesus affect your behaviour at election time?
Love Your Neighbour is a new resource that will enable you and your church community to take a distinctive view of politics based on your commitment to Christ.
What factors should you consider when choosing an MP, a local councillor, an MEP or any other holder of an elected office? By asking you to Love Your Neighbour: Think, Pray, Vote we are inviting you to challenge any political message that asks 'what's in it for me?' by asking instead 'what's in the interests of the common good?'
Love Your Neighbour does not put forward any particular political view, but offers four lenses through which you can view and interpret the messages and promises you receive from candidates and canvassers. These lenses are: truth, justice, peace and wellbeing.
The resource is appropriate for use during worship (eg on the four Sundays running up to the Election) or in Bible-study and house groups, where you could use the materials as a basis for discussion during the same four-week period.
Love Your Neighbour has been published in partnership with the Joint Public Issues Team — a venture of the Baptist Union of Great Britain, the Methodist Church, the United Reformed Church and the Church of Scotland. It is priced £7.50 inc VAT (plus packing and postage).
You can find more details here, as well as order your copy.
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