10 April 2015
Think Friday 14
Obviously we aren't going to tell you who to vote for.
Polling suggests that this General Election is going to be very tight and so every vote counts. There is a real possibility that the Northern Ireland parties could influence the government at Westminster. With falling voter turnout, each vote is also worth more.
Decisions are made by those who show up - check out this resource from Christians in Politics.
We have a responsibility to vote - not just for ourselves and our families but for 'the other'. The Sermon on the Mount was nothing less than a radical political manifesto. Jesus incarnated a message that threatened the political authorities and led to his execution. The kingdom of God is a political statement. Christ is Messiah and Lord, not Caesar or any other political ruler. And so we are to be agents of change and transformation, preparing for the return of the king.
We are working with our friends at CARE to organise a number of hustings events to help you think through the issues and ask questions:
East Belfast - 7:30pm Monday 13 April at Willowfield Parish Church, Woodstock Road, Belfast
Lagan Valley - 7:30pm Wednesday 22 April at Legacurry Presbyterian Church, Upper Ballynahinch Road, Lisburn
North Down - 7:30pm Thursday 23 April at 1st Holywood Presbyterian Church, Holywood County Down
East Londonderry - 7:30 Friday 24 April at Vineyard Church, Hillman's Way, Coleraine
North Antrim - 7:30pm Tuesday 28th April at High Kirk Presbyterian Church, Ballymena, County Antrim
South Belfast - 7:30pm Thursday 30th April at Windsor Baptist Church, Malone Avenue, Belfast
I don't know who you should vote for, but you should show up and help shape our country.