The value of human life lies at the heart of our Christian concern. We believe that every individual has been made in the image of God (Genesis 1:26-27) and should be valued and protected from life’s conception to natural end. CARE in Northern Ireland engages in issues of public policy that relate to this. We are precious in God’s sight – ‘fearfully and wonderfully made… knit together by God who saw our unformed bodies and ordains our days’ (Psalm 139: 13-16). It therefore matters greatly what we say and do with our bodies and how we defend and protect life around us. For suggestions on what to ask candidates in relation to these issues, have a look at our ‘Questions for Candidates‘ resource.
Please note: The selection of causes covered in this website reflect the current particular focus of the charity CARE. Of course, there are likely to be other causes that matter to you, which CARE does not specialise in; we encourage you to consult other organisations specialising in such areas and to ask your prospective MLAs about the full range of issues which concern you.