New Website Equips Churches to Play a Central Role in NI Election

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CARE has launched Engage17 – a new election website in response to the snap election called in Northern Ireland.

This website is packed full of key resources which will help enable people to choose who to cast their vote for on Election Day.

The website features useful information such as a list of candidates, MLA’s past voting record and helpful information on key policy areas such as social justice.

A live blog will be running up until the Election Day with contributions from prominent Christians in Northern Ireland, which looks at important issues such as ‘why should Christians vote?’

The resources on the website will give churches a firm foundation to engage with their congregation and the wider community in the run-up to the election.

The website also features handy step-by-step guides for churches to equip them to hold hustings.

CARE’s UK Director, Gareth Davies

“These elections provide a unique opportunity for churches to play a central role in the upcoming election; CARE urges church leaders to utilise the resources on the Engage17 website and we encourage churches to hold hustings.

Hustings offer churches a chance to reach out into local communities, which can be of huge benefit long-term.

The purpose of Engage17 is to equip and inspire Christians in Northern Ireland to get out and cast their votes on March 2nd.

Election periods are often times of real confusion – with the vast overload of information it’s easy to become overwhelmed.

Engage17 cuts through all of that and instead offers voters practical and vital tools to help them as they prepare for voting day.”


Notes to the editor:

For more information please contact Rachael Adams on 020 7227 4708 / 07851 153693 or

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CARE has launched websites for elections held across the UK to equip churches and voters in both 2015 and 2016 


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