I little while back, I went along to the Love Your Neighbour: Think, Pray, Vote conference – and blogged about why I came away with the conviction that -as Christians- it’s our obligation to engage with politics. I went so far as to say that:
“To suggest that followers of Jesus should not engage with politics is to fundamentally misconstrue the Gospel – both individually and together as the church.”
(You can read about how I got to that point here.)
“In politics, decisions are made by those who turn up.”
Christians In Politics have put together this great video which explains what their #ShowUp Campaign is all about – give it a watch.
Why am I mentioning this now?
Well, the deadline to register to vote for the 2015 General Election is on the 20th April. If you haven’t done so already, it only takes a couple of minutes and you can do it online here: https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote. What are you waiting for?
If you’re not yet eligible to vote, there are loads of other ways you can be engaging with politics. Watch this space for some more of our thoughts on that!