Church Members Urged to Counter BNP Threat

United
Reformed Church members have been reminded of the importance of voting in the
European and County Council elections on 4 June despite recent bad publicity
about MPs’ expenses. Members have been urged to cast their vote, particularly
to counter the threat of the British National Party. A full resolution passed
at a meeting of the Church’s Mission Council on 17 May said:

 

Mission Council, acting on behalf of
general assembly on a matter of immediate importance:

 

 

 

  • Reminds members of the importance of
    voting in the European and County Council elections on 4 June,
    despite recent bad publicity about MPs’ expenses.

 

 

 

  • Urges members of the United Reformed
    Church to cast their vote in order to counter the threat of
    the BNP.

 

 

For information: In 2004 the United
Reformed Church declared that support for organisations such as the BNP is
incompatible with Christian discipleship. A ‘toolkit’ produced by the Baptist
Union of Great Britain, the Methodist Church and the United Reformed Church is
available for local churches  www.jointpublicissues.org.uk/jpitpolitics

 

 

Stuart Dew

Press Officer. United Reformed
Church

Office tel.020 7916 2020. Mobile
tel. 07976 753950.

86 Tavistock Place, London
WC1H 9RT.  www.urc.org.uk

 

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