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 General Election, May 2015 
Governments and God
Regular columnist Mark Fairweather-Tall helps us to focus on some fundamentals of government as we prepare for voting in the general election this week. More ...
Election questions at Norwich church hustings
An election hustings event was staged by Transforming Norwich in a church in the Norwich South constituency, a key battleground in the race for Westminster. More ...
Questions to ask before you vote
Rev Philip Young considers the questions that we should all ask before we place our vote next week. More ...
Cameron, Miliband and Clegg on faith and politics
In the run-up to polling day on May 7, Premier has published interviews with the three main party leaders, David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg about faith and politics. More ...
How would Jesus vote?
With the election campaign in full swing and polling day approaching, columnist Biddy Collyer tries to answer the question “How will I vote?” More ...
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Importance of faith and politics at Norwich event
When in government Alastair Campbell famously said ‘we don’t do God’. The Bishop of Norwich and Amelia Abplanalp from the Evangelical Alliance explain why it is vital for Christians to get involved in politics in the general election and beyond. More ...
Lively debate at Norwich church hustings
Questions about treatment of the poor, foodbanks, wearing Christian crosses at work and the Living Wage, all featured in a lively election hustings event staged by Transforming Norwich in a church in the Norwich North constituency last week More ...
Youngsters engage in Norwich election debate
Over 100 young people challenged preconceptions and actively engaged in the Big Election Debate at the Open venue in Norwich last night (April 15), including backing a call to reduce the voting age to 16. More ...
Norwich hustings peace and environment focus
An election hustings event, at the Quaker Friends Meeting House in Norwich, will focus on peace and environment issues on April 22. More ...
Stalham church to host election forum
Stalham Baptist Church will host an election forum on Tuesday April 21 to allow local people to quiz the five candidates at the forthcoming general election. More ...
Wells churches to host election forum  
Wells-next-the-Sea and District Churches Together will be hosting election forum next month to give local people the opportunity to quiz the five candidates for the general election on May 7. More ...
Christians urged to get involved in election
With the starting gun on the General Election about to be fired, churches’ grouping Transforming Norwich is organising three events to help Christians get more involved in the political process. More ...
Norfolk backing for YMCA election manifesto
Cromer Church to host election forum 
Youngsters chance for Norwich election debate
Norwich Bishop leads call to engage in politics
Former Norwich MP to speak on election issues
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General Election 2015 - Christian resources 

A range of resources are available for churches, Christian groups and individuals preparing for the General Election in May from, among others, CTBI, Christians in Politics, CARE, CAFOD, Evangelical Alliance, Quakers, Christian Aid and Ekklesia.


A useful website for churches preparing for the election and thinking about organising hustings, produced under the auspices of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland.

2020 Vision of the Good Society

Churches Together in Britain and Ireland, in collaboration with a number of ecumenical partners, has produced a ‘2020 Vision of the Good Society.’ This discussion document sets out a positive vision for the kind of ‘Good Society’ we would like to see in 2020 – the end of the next Parliament – rooted in Christian values and theology.  This document is specifically designed for use in Hustings events and includes suggested questions to use as discussion starters with candidates in relation to five key ‘Good Society’ themes.

Show Up

The Show Up campaign aims to encourage positive Christian engagement in the run up to, and beyond, the 2015 General Election.  Organised by Christians in Politics, the website includes a range of videos, resources and information on the main political parties and their Christian affiliate organisations, and how Christians can get involved.


Christian charity CARE‘s website Engage15 aims to promote active engagement in the General Election. It provides information for Christians to consider on a range of issues when voting. Guides include A Biblical Mandate for Political InvolvementHustings GuideQuestions for Candidates,Chairperson’s Guide and a Daily Prayer Guide Booklet.


This election briefing from CAFOD and Caritas Social Action Network (CSAN) is inspired by Catholic Social Teaching  and offers four questions to ask parliamentary candidates ahead of the general election on tackling poverty at home and abroad.

Evangelical Alliance

The Evangelical Alliance’s election website supports the Show Up campaign with a video introduction from EA’s Director, Steve Clifford, Show Up resources to download, plus EA’s own guide to organising a Hustings.

Quakers in Britain

A new briefing on economic inequality in Britain (PDF) from Quaker Peace & Social Witness focusses on how changes to public policy could address inequality, and includes research from Church Action on Poverty.

Christian Aid

Christian Aid has set out how it would like to influence the general election manifestos of all the UK political parties in its document Contract With the World’s Poor (PDF). It sets out how it would like a future government to address tax dodging, climate change and reform of the world’s emergency aid systems.

Faith in Politics

The Joint Public Issues group have produced Faith in Politics, a briefing on 16 key issues.


Ekklesia, the religion, society, culture, spirituality and politics think-tank. Includes news briefings, research papers and campaign details.

Article excerpts from CTBI, picture by Stephen Sweeney


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