Welcome to Christians on the Left - Politics, Christianity, Left Wing Politics, Renewal

Christians on the Left exists primarily to support, resource and network Christians involved on the left of politics in the UK, but we now also have members all over the world. Renewing Politics on the Left, fighting injustice, campaigning, praying and supporting Christians in Politics in the UK.

The last four years have been an exciting time of rapid growth with well over 2400 members, including 40+ MPs, peers and mayors, not to mention scores of local, borough and county councillors.

60th Anniversary Thanksgiving Service


NEWS - Christians on the Left Statement on Black Lives Matter

Friday 12th June 2020

NEWS - Christians on the Left welcomes new Labour leader and deputy



>> See our Roundup of Labour Party Conference 2019 <<
Christians on the Left Events at Labour Party Conference 2019 with Baroness Maeve Sherlock OBE, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Marsha de Cordova MP and others

Our primary identity is in Christ, not a political ideology, but the way we interpret the Bible inevitably leads us to “speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves”.

We stand against injustice in all its forms, on the side of poor and needy.

We believe that in his wisdom, God knows us better than we know ourselves, including our tendency towards selfishness as individuals and communities. So we believe that in the pattern of Biblical traditions such as Sabbath and Jubilee, our systems and structures should be ordered in a way that mitigates the inevitable trickle up of power and wealth towards the powerful and the wealthy. 

Wise boundaries simply protect us from ourselves and from exploiting fellow humans, not to mention the rest of creation. Any healthy individual or relationship needs boundaries, and so do nations and economies. They encourage behaviour that serves the common good. An economy must be the servant of the people, not its master. We stand against the attempted separation of family life from economic life.

But the change we seek cannot be engineered solely from outside the systems and structures of our world. We are a movement who believe that annoying as it may often be, politics matters. We do not have an option to opt out. For too long as believers we have been shouting from the sidelines rather than getting onto the pitch.

This leads Christians on the Left to be involved in many things: prayer, campaigning, standing for election to local, regional, national and European bodies, political theology and communication training, parliamentary events, local groups, written resources, neighbourhood service projects, lectures, and research.

If you'd like to get more involved, and you're not already a member, then you can join online here or contact us for a membership form.

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We believe it is vital for Christians to be involved in politics. It is only by showing up that we will change our world to better reflect the values of God's kingdom. The following videos were produced in partnership with Christians in Politics.

Renewing Politics on the Left, fighting injustice, campaigning, praying and supporting Christians in Politics in the UK.

Formerly the Christian Socialist Movement, formed in 1960.

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