There's an election coming next month. How should we vote? What questions should we put to candidates? Will our voices be heard?
There's an opportunity to discuss some of the important issues we face at two Churches' Election Forums which
the Centre for Theology and Public Issues is co-hosting in the first
week of November. Each will include short presentations from an invited
panel; summary and commentary; and opportunity for discussion and
questions. (Please note these are not 'candidate
At each event the focus will be on four broad themes:
alcohol, advertising, consumerism and their effects;
our national identity and the Treaty;
families and relationships;
crime and punishment.
Churches are also encouraged to download the Centre's 'election resource pack' which also covers these
themes. These would be ideal for discussion by groups in the weeks leading up to the election.
You are very welcome to these forums. Please also make them known among churches and other networks.