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Towards a Politics for the Common Good

News St Martin – Talking Points

Tuesday 7 April 2015

Join us for a pre-election debate at St Martin-in-the-Fields on Monday 13 April at 7.00pm.

In the run-up to the General Election we bring together a panel of eminent parliamentarians from different political parties and denominations to discuss their approaches to key election issues in the light of Christian social and ethical teaching.

Theologians
Revd Dr Sam Wells
Dr Anna Rowlands

Parliamentarians
Sarah Teather, Liberal Democrat
Alistair Burt, Conservative
Dominic Grieve, Conservative
Stephen Timms, Labour
David Lammy, Labour

How can we, as we exercise our democratic right to vote, best serve the Christian principles we believe in? Is it possible to see the issues of our time through a different lens? Can we work together to cultivate a politics for the common good?

Rather than a hustings, our guest parliamentarians will be responding to questions posed by theologians Dr Sam Wells (St Martin-in-the-Fields) and Dr Anna Rowlands (Durham University), and audience members from all political persuasions will have the opportunity to participate in a Q&A from the floor.

The Café in the Crypt will remain open to buy refreshments and for further discussion until 10.00pm.

The event is organised by St Martin-in-the-Fields in partnership with Together for the Common Good. It is free and open to all. There will be a retiring collection to cover costs.