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Methodists urge members to reject racist politics

 The Methodist Council, meeting on Saturday at All Saints Pastoral Centre, London Colney, passed a resolution in which they expressed concern at the recent high profile election victories of the British National Party in Burnley. While not endorsing any particular party the Council encouraged people to people to vote in local, national and European elections. The resolution said: 'While not endorsing any particular political party, we urge people not to vote for candidates who promote racist policies.' The Council also said it expected members of the Methodist Church to practise and promote racial justice and inclusion and reject any political party that attempts to stir up racial and religious hatred and fear of asylum seekers. Source: Methodist Media Office