General Election - pray and engage

You may think that the General Election is a long way off but May 7th is fast approaching! It is very easy to get bogged down with all the information that is thrown at us by the parties, or become disengaged by the endless “debating” of the party leaders, or just feel like your vote doesn’t count in the grand scheme of things. However, it really does matter and you really can make a difference when you engage in politics. We are pleased to have produced a “Get Involved: General Election 2015” resource to support our members through the General Election period.  

Mothers’ Union has always been passionate about advocating policies that support family life and promote social justice. With nearly 140 years experience working with families locally, nationally and globally, we are well placed to contribute to the political debate. While we are not here to influence your voting choice, we are calling our members to use this time in the lead up to the elections to pray and reflect on the issues and to question what type of society do we want to create for future generations?

And it’s not just about the voting! There a many ways in which you can get involved in the General Election. Perhaps your Mothers’ Union group or church could hold a hustings so you have the opportunity to ask prospective parliamentary candidates (PPC’s) about issues that are important to you. If you feel passionately about your community then why not consider standing for election yourself? It certainly is something to think about and you can stand as an individual candidate rather than with a political party if you would prefer. 

Our resource covers all of this and more and most importantly it includes a prayer guide with pointers as to what you can specifically pray for at election time. After all, prayer is at the heart of all we do at Mothers’ Union.

You can download the pack here