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UK Election: Speak up now!

You can’t have missed the fact that a general election is coming up on 12th December. It’s the chance for us to have a say in who runs our country, how they run it and how we work with countries all around the world. It’s an important time and we want to make sure that every candidate in every constituency knows that people care about persecution and that, if elected they will commit to taking action on behalf of those who are persecuted for their faith in Jesus.

But I can’t vote?

It doesn’t matter, you can still contact all the candidates running for election in your area using this simple form here. It will create a template letter and mail it directly to each candidate, outlining some key actions they can take on behalf of persecuted Christians. Good, huh?

What are we asking?

You can read the template letter at the link above (and edit it so it represents you), but in short we’re asking candidates, if elected, to commit to three things.

1. Attend the launch of the 2020 Open Doors World Watch List in Parliament in January to be equipped and understand the issues.
2. To encourage the government to re-appoint someone to a role (an envoy) looking specifically at Freedom of Religion or Belief
3. To ask the government to act on recommendations made in a recent report on persecution

Act now…

We know politics and politicians can seem detached and distant from our lives, but this is a chance to get the persecuted church on the agenda of every candidate in the UK election – so please act. Remember, you don’t have to be old enough to vote to contact your MP – your voice still matters and they should still be representing you and your opinions. So take action and contact the candidates in your area now…

We support people who are beaten, tortured,
imprisoned, falsely accused, and hated simply for following Jesus.