Ekklesia election focus: #Vote4CommonGood in 2017

By Press Office
May 4, 2017

Ekklesia and the Centre for Welfare Reform have created a joint #Vote4CommonGood project in preparation for the UK General Election on 8 June 2017.

We will share useful analysis, publications, statistics, news briefings, commentary, research and graphics to help people decide who to vote for.

This is part of promoting a politics within and beyond the electoral arena that puts people, planet and ethics first.

Together we want to live in a society that works for everyone – for the common good, in other words. But that means paying particular attention to those facing discrimination, disadvantage, poverty and exclusion.

It would be good if we were "all in this together", as some politicians claim. At the moment we're clearly not. It's important to understand why so that we can act – and vote – for change.

If you have something you want to share through us, please contact Ekklesia's director Simon Barrow (simon.barrow AT ekklesia.co.uk) or CfWR's director Simon Duffy (simon AT centreforwelfarereform.org).

We will promoting everything we share, together with healthy debate, through the social media hashtag #Vote4CommonGood  Please help to get it moving and trending!

You can follow Ekklesia's developing election coverage and comment here: www.ekklesia.co.uk/generalelection2017

We will also be promoting a #BeyondTribalPolitics theme in the coming weeks.

As in 2015, we will be offering an ethical and policy analysis of the main party manifestos.

Additionally, we are encouraging people to support other targetted initiatives such as #CripTheVoteUK and Church Action on Poverty's important 'Voices from the Margins' campaign (https://voicesfromthemargins.org.uk).

The Centre for Welfare Reform's resources can be accessed here

If you would like to support this work, please consider donating to Ekklesia, as (unlike corporate think-tanks) we operate on a shoestring. 

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More #Vote4CommonGood information and links to follow. Ekklesia can be found on Twitter @Ekklesia_co_uk, and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/ekklesiathinktank/ and https://www.facebook.com/groups/ekklesiathinktank/

Although the views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent the views of Ekklesia, the article may reflect Ekklesia's values. If you use Ekklesia's news briefings please consider making a donation to sponsor Ekklesia's work here.