General Election, June 2017 
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 2017 - Christian resources 

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

Christians in Politics

Christians in Politics is an all-party, non-denominational platform for Christians involved, or seeking to get involved, in politics and public life. 


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 2017 election website will provide blogs, videos, interviews and resources including policy briefings and guides to voting and running hustings.

The Christian Institute

Has produced a 48-page briefing on the election, with a chapter on each party standing, including two fringe groups: The Christian Party and the Christian People’s Alliance.

The Joint Public Issues Team

Comprising the Baptist Union, the Methodists, the Church of Scotland, and the United Reformed Church — have put together their own briefing, suggesting Christians ask “Who is my neighbour?” when casting their ballot.

Christian Aid

Christian Aid has outlined some points it wants the next government to deliver as well as a guide for Christian Aid supporters on the General Election 2017


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



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