The recently published 'Who is my neighbour? A Letter from the House of Bishops to the People and Parishes of the Church of England for the General Election 2015' is a long document. Section 120 makes interesting reading though:
'120 At this election, we can sow the seeds of a new politics. We encourage voters to support candidates and policies which demonstrate the following key values:
- Halting and reversing the accumulation of power and wealth in fewer and fewer hands, whether those of the state, corporations or individuals
- Involving people at a deeper level in the decisions that affect them most
- Recognising the distinctive communities, whether defined by geography, religion or culture, which make up the nation and enabling all to thrive and participate together
- Treating the electorate as people with roots, commitments and traditions and addressing us all in terms of the common good and not just as self-interested consumers
- Demonstrating that the weak, the dependent, the sick, the aged and the vulnerable are persons of equal value to everybody else
- Offering the electorate a grown up debate about Britain’s place in the world order and the possibilities and obligations that entails'
Voting Green would seem to fulfill all these requirements.
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