engage17 is an initiative from Christian Public Policy charity CARE in Northern Ireland to promote active engagement in the 2017 NI Assembly elections. We aim to provide a range of resources to enable Christians and wider society to think about several important issues relating to family, life and justice.
CARE seeks to uphold human dignity and to support the most vulnerable people in society, engaging with politicians in the UK Parliaments and Assemblies in its advocacy work. Supported by individuals and churches throughout the UK, CARE encourages Christians to be informed and to engage positively in public life; addressing issues relating to the sanctity of life, human exploitation, marriage and family and many other areas of advocacy. For more information about our work please see www.care.org.uk
Vision: to see a society that has a greater regard for human dignity and increasingly reflects God’s grace and truth through public policy, media and local practical involvement with vulnerable people.
Purpose: to be engaged in the Northern Ireland Assembly and to equip individual Christians and churches to act as effective ‘light and salt’ in the local community and nationally.
The views, opinions and positions expressed in guest posts on the engage17 website are those of the author alone and do not necessarily represent the views of CARE NI. We appreciate and understand that Christians hold diverse views on the 2017 election and we hope the blogs have reflected some of that diversity.