Current’s manifesto beautifully sums up one of my life’s passions in a single sentence:
We believe in improving the impact UK politics has when it comes to engaging with Young People.
I studied Politics at university and I worked in Parliament for several years, and now I work with churches across the UK and Ireland.
Throughout this time, I have always partnered with those who seek to engage young Christians in politics and in doing so I have seen amazing things happen, but I know in my heart the best is yet to come!
So, now that the General Election is fast approaching I wanted to seize this opportunity to get really practical and share with you a couple of ways in which Christians in their 20s and 30s can engage in Politics.
I am of course going to assume that everyone is going to do their due diligence and research all their voting options as well as cast their informed vote on Election Day!
But what more can you do?
Come and join us in prayer on Wednesday 6th May!
I love that we can encourage under 18s that even if they aren’t old enough to vote in the election, they are old enough to pray and that their prayers are powerful.
For those of us who are old enough to vote, we can combine our vote with our prayers.
1 Timothy 2 says:
The first thing I want you to do is pray. Pray every way you know how, for everyone you know. Pray especially for rulers and their governments to rule well so we can be quietly about our business of living simply, in humble contemplation. This is the way our Saviour God wants us to live. (The Message)
Christians are gathering together in Parliament Square and across the UK on the night before the General Election to pray for our nation. Please come along and help spread the word!
Get involved beyond Thursday 7th May
Andy Flannagan, one of the directors of Christians in Politics recently wrote a book entitled ‘Those Who Show Up’ which shows you how you can go even further and get involved in Politics at local and national levels. Certainly worth a read post-election.
And, the Evangelical Alliance have launched ‘The Public Leader’ initiative where you can access several resources focusing on public leadership.
So please don’t keep this information to yourself, but share them with friends and churches. I look forward to seeing what happens as we engage!