Love Your Neighbour – JPIT Conference 2015

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Archbishop Justin Welby’s Keynote Address to the Love your neighbour: Think, Pray, Vote Conference.
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Love Your Neighbour: Think, Pray, Vote Election Resource Pack

“Our hope and vision is that every member of our churches will enter the polling booth on Election Day, conscious that above everything else, they are called to be followers of Jesus. – Revd Phil Jump, Regional Minister of the North Western Baptist Association and member of the Joint Public Issues Team”

The Conference saw the launch of the Love Your Neighbour: Think, Pray, Vote Election pack, produced by the Joint Public Issues Team together with the Church of Scotland. The pack explores four themes for the election – Truth, Justice, Peace and Wellbeing – through short films, postcards, prayers and Bible Studies and is designed for use in churches and small groups in the four weeks immediately before the General Election in May.

The resource pack is available from Methodist Publishing here.

 


 

Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby gave the keynote address at Love your neighbour: Think, Pray, Vote.

This is the third JPIT conference and is a day of reflection, discussion and Bible study focussed on how churches and individual Christians can take the opportunity of May’s General Election to help create a society that better reflects God’s kingdom of justice and peace.

We are delighted that Justin Welby agreed to give the keynote address. His commitment to social justice is well known in the UK where he has led moves to improve the regulation of banks and payday lenders, as well as calling for peace and reconciliation internationally. This was followed by a series of workshops; some covering key themes while others seek to equip delegates to engage effectively on social issues in the run up to the General Election.

 

Workshops

Issues

  • Climate change and the economy: Redefining ‘sustainable’
  • Immigration: Is there really no room at the inn?
  • Peacemaking: Britain’s influence in the world today?
  • Poverty: Telling a true story

Equipping

  • Building relationships with your MP – hustings and beyond
  • Communicating your message through the media
  • Grounding politics in faith
  • Preaching and praying social justice

See what happened at Think Speak Act, the JPIT Conference 2013


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