Elections: Faith and Politics (updated regularly)

Apr 12, 2015 by

ELECTIONS: ANGLICAN MAINSTREAM EDITORIAL POLICY. As we approach the General Election we will be posting an increasing number of articles about politics, many of which will be reflections from a Christian point of view. We would like to reiterate our editorial policy which reads as follows: “The Anglican Mainstream website seeks to present material relevant to the vision for biblically faithful Christian faith in the Anglican Communion, especially relating to crucial issues of marriage,...

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How would Jesus vote? The Bible gives some clues

Apr 12, 2015 by

by Julian Mann, The Conservative Woman: (Julian indulges in a gentle political fantasy. He imagines what he would say if he were invited by a local comprehensive school to talk to teenagers about the Christian perspective on the general election.) I have been invited into your school as your local vicar to give a Christian perspective on the General Election. This is quite a hard task because Jesus Christ said virtually nothing about politics. He did command his followers to pay taxes to the...

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Survey reveals voting priorities of Christians

Apr 11, 2015 by

From The Christian Institute: A new survey of voters who identify as Christian has revealed some of the issues most likely to influence their votes in the General Election. The results are based on responses from nearly 2,000 voters in a ComRes poll commissioned by Premier Christian Radio. The poll asked respondents about the importance of a variety of issues including freedom of conscience, Christian values, public morality and same-sex marriage. Freedom The poll found that 90 per cent of...

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SPUC’s General Election webpages are now live

Apr 8, 2015 by

SPUC’s online resource for May’s General Election is now live. Please go to https://www.spuc.org.uk/campaigns/general_election_2015/constituencies/ and select your constituency. The page for your constituency will contain: the voting record of the sitting MP (if he/she is standing for re-election) the names of the main parties’ candidates ways to request information on the candidates’ voting intentions (how they intend to vote on pro-life issues if elected to...

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How the divide between UK politics and Christianity is beginning to close

Apr 7, 2015 by

by Gillan Scott, Christian Today: Anyone who managed to get through the party leaders’ debate last Thursday surely deserves a medal. It was nothing short of a marathon that left me coming away wondering what it had achieved, if anything. Certainly each leader was able to set out their stall on a fairly narrow range of issues and fire a few shots across the platform, but with so many competing voices attempting to jockey for position, it took a great deal of will to resist the temptation...

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Western democracy depends on devout Christianity

Apr 6, 2015 by

By Holly Hamilton-Bleakley, The Conservative Woman: I write on the eve of Easter weekend.  This time of year always fills me with humility and gratitude as I ponder the events of Good Friday and Easter Sunday.  I am humbled by Christ’s redeeming sacrifice for all humanity, and filled with joy that I can teach these truths to my children.  Yet, in these darkening times for Christians, I teach my children with a kind of self-consciousness, knowing that we are very much in the minority as we talk...

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