Who is my neighbour? – A Letter from the House of Bishops…

Front page of Who is my neighbour letter… to the People and Parishes of the Church of England for the General Election 2015

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things. Philippians 4:8

“How should Christian men and women approach the General Election to be held on 7 May 2015?

“This letter from the Church of England’s House of Bishops is addressed to all members of the church.

“And, as the Church of England strives to be a church which seeks the good of all the people of the country, we hope that others, who may not profess church allegiance, will nevertheless join in the conversation and engage with the ideas we are sharing here.

“This letter is not a shopping list of policies we would like to see. It is a call for the new direction that we believe our political life ought to take.”

The letter continues under various headings such as:

Christian faith and political activity
A Christian world-view
Apathy, cynicism and politics today
Visions worth voting for
A Society of Strangers
A Community of Communities
The Person in the Community

Download or read the full document 


You can also read various reflections and comments on the pastoral letter online on the Church of England website including a blog by Malcolm Brown – Director of Mission and Public Affairs for the Church of England

The 56 page letter is also available in print form on our Welcome Desk for reference.




25th Feb 2015 Posted in: News by Stella Jennings 0

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