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KLICE has commissioned a wide range of thought-provoking election pieces appearing between January and April 2015. These will provide serious theological reflections for readers as they prepare to engage with election issues and reflect on how to vote. Our major offering is a special series of eight extended Ethics in Brief essays on the main British political parties. Our contributions won't advise you how to vote but may help to think more critically about your political allegiance. Some authors belong to and support the parties they discuss, others don't. New content will be added continually.
For an introduction to our coverage, see 'Beyond Pantomime Politics: KLICE pauses for thought before May 2015' - Jonathan Chaplin
Special Ethics in Brief 2015 Election series
KLICE Election Comment pieces
Past Ethics in Brief
Past KLICE Comment
Nick Spencer and Jonathan Chaplin, eds., God and Government, SPCK, 2009.
Stephen Backhouse, Experiments in Living: Christianity and the Liberal Democrat Party (KLICE/Bible Society 2010)
Paul Bickley, Building Jerusalem? Christianity and the Labour Party (KLICE/Bible Society 2010)
Joshua Hordern, One Nation but Two Cities: Christianity and the Conservative Party (KLICE/Bible Society 2010)
Talks and other articles
God, Politics and the Gospel - Joshua Hordern at St Mark's Battersea Rise, 26 April 2015 (Audio).
A review of John Sentamu (ed.), On Rock or Sand? Firm Foundations for Britain's Future - Jonathan Warner
Sermon on Mark 10: 35-45 - Jonathan Chaplin (October 2014)
Keynote lecture on 'How to do Theology in Public' at Theos 'God and Government' conference - Jonathan Chaplin (March 2014)
'Life After the Referendum' - Andrew Goddard (September 2014)
(Inclusion here does not imply endorsement of content)
Party and cross-party groups
Christians in Parliament - an All Party Parliamentary Group
Christians in Politics - an all-party, non-denominational platform
Denominational, ecumenical and faith-friendly resources
Christian Concern Election Matters page
Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI) election statement: 'A 2020 Vision of the Good Society'
Church of England House of Bishops' Pastoral Letter: 'Who is my nieghbour?'
Ekklesia election website
Joint Public Issues Team (JPIT) (Baptist, Methodist, URC)
JPIT election statement Faith in Politics
Other resources: books and reports
Nicholas Sagovsky & Peter McGrail, eds., Together for the Common Good: Towards a National Conversation (SCM, 2015).
Jubilee Centre, Immigration and Justice
Archbishop John Sentamu, ed., On Rock or Sand? Firm foundations for Britain's future (SPCK, January 2015). See also a review and the study guide.
Citizens UK, Manifesto 2015.
Other resources: articles and statements
Evangelical Alliance, Let's commit to engaging relationally with politics, 8 May 2015..
Keep Sunday Special campaign, Relationships Foundation and USDAW.
Gillan Scott on Archbishop Cranmer, 'Green Party: Christians welcome, but only if you ignore your faith', 24 March 2015.
Angus Ritchie, 'What do the Bishops know about politics? More than you'd think...', Huffington Post 18 February 2015.
Archbishop Cranmer, '"Tory Fury" over Church of England letter is a confected Tory tantrum' (18 February 2015) - and subsequent posts on the Bishop's Letter
Gillan Scott on Archbishop Cranmer, 'This General Election is bringing in a new level of Christian engagement' (8 February 2015)
Archbishop Cranmer, 'If imams may not influence voters, why should priests or bishops?' (5 February 2015)
Tim Montgomerie, 'Ten Commmandments of Political Anglicanism', CapX for popular capitalism (16 January 2015)
Archbishop Cranmer, 'Lord Carey is wrong to support state-sanctioned suicide', Archbishop Cranmer blog (3 January 2015)
Paul Mills, 'Prodigal Stewards: the looming government debt crisis and what to do about it', Cambridge Papers 23.4 (December 2014) (Jubilee Centre)
Ian Paul,'The Theology of the Autumn Statement', Psephizo blog (December 2014)
Nick Spencer, keynote lecture on 'Voting, Values and Virtue' at Theos 'God and Government' conference (March 2014)