As the UK general election approaches, many Catholic organisations have drawn up reflections and briefings for people to consider, before they cast their vote. Links to a few of these are listed below:
In Choosing the Common Good, the Bishops of England and Wales present some of the key themes of Catholic Social Teaching in the light of some of its recent developments and changed conditions in contemporary Britain.
Today Archbishop Patrick Kelly issued some reflections for voters in which he looked at: Public Finances; Private Finances; Frontline Services; The Voice of the Poor; Migration and The Future. See: www.liverpoolcatholic.org.uk/index.php?p=168
The Network of Christian Peace Organisations, of which Pax Christi is one of 25 members, has produced a briefing for Christians which covers four areas: The Middle East, the Arms Trade, Nuclear Proliferation and Military Spending. Each section offers a short background followed by questions for candidates. See: www.paxchristi.org.uk/press.HTML