Endorsements for Christians on the Left

rsz_qu_ed-miliband.jpgEd Miliband MP, Leader of the Labour Party

Christians on the Left is a new name that reflects the new energy and creativity that Christians are bringing to the Labour party. I look forward to continuing to work with them to build a more just society.

 

 

 

 

 

 

rsz_qu_tonycampoloportrait.jpgDr Tony Campolo, founder of the Red Letter Christian movement and professor emeritus at Eastern University


I’m as conservative as the Word of God, and as liberal as the love of God. I sense that God’s heart is slightly to the left.

 

 

 

 

 

rsz_1bns_scotland.jpgPatricia Scotland, Baroness Scotland of Asthal, Labour Peer

I’m a Christian on the Left because it speaks to what Jesus told us to do – helping the poor, healing the sick, being there for those who are really in need of his love and care. I couldn’t be anywhere else than on the left.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

rsz_qu_stephendoughty.jpgStephen Doughty MP, Member of Parliament for Cardiff South and Penarth

I am delighted that members overwhelmingly supported a change to our name. I am confident this move will help us much more easily to start a conversation with Christians on the left of politics who have yet to engage with our movement – they can be assured that whilst our name has changed, the values and purpose that ground our movement remain.

 

 

 

 

 

rsz_goodman.jpgHelen Goodman MP, Member of Parliament for Bishop Auckland

Christians on the Left is the place to work out how to bring your faith into politics. 

 

 

 

 

 

rsz_qu_chris-smith.jpgChris Smith, Baron Smith of Finsbury, Labour Peer

I welcome the new, simple, forthright, catchy name of Christians on the Left. It gives a refreshing sense of the new opportunities ahead, and the new chance we all have, as Christians, as progressives, and as radicals, to transform our society and politics for the better.

 

 

 

 

 

rsz_suzystride.jpgSuzy Stride, Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Harlow

We respect the history, and are thankful for it, but we need a name that represents us and our struggles against this terrible coalition government.  Christians on The Left is a far more attractive and engaging name for people especially younger people. It is an exciting time for Christians in politics. Our name is not just about us in the room but also for those not in the room.

 

 

 

 

rsz_qu_ben_bradshaw.jpgBen Bradshaw MP, Member of Parliament for Exeter

Our new name makes it clear who we are and what we are about. Across the UK there are Christians working to hold communities together, and I believe many more of them will now join us in our efforts to fight for justice. 

There has never been a more important time to be a Christian on the Left. The church and the nation need us to speak up for justice. 

Christians on the Left are not just shaping policy, they are fleshing it out in their lives. They are working to bring hope in some of the toughest neighbourhoods of our nation. They are not content to simply throw stones from the sidelines. They are getting on the pitch.

 

 

 

rsz_qu_davidblunkett.jpgDavid Blunkett MP, Member of Parliament for Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough

This new all embracing and inclusive profile will hopefully provide a real ‘big tent’ for those with all forms of spiritual and Christian faith to make their voice heard within the Party.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Andy Reed OBE, former Member of Parliament for Loughborough

We now have a new name which broadens our appeal and importantly doesn’t exclude anybody– but it certainly does not mean we have lost our core identity. There are many Christians on the left of politics who I now believe can add to our voice as we become a truly progressive voice for social and economic justice

 

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commented 2014-09-23 14:17:49 +0100 · Flag
Whilst it is pleasing to see endorsements from the Labour front benches, I believe that Christian Socialism is rather more than support for the Labour Party if indeed it is that at all. Surely to follow Christ means stating what you believe to be right regardless of party allegiance and being ‘on message’ and many Christians are as uncertain about the political status quo at Westminster and in world affairs as are many as others. If Jesus was alive today, he would definitely be under surveillance.
commented 2014-08-23 00:10:43 +0100 · Flag
Not one comment from the talking heads above uses the word socialist! The ’left’s is a rather nebulous term that could suggest those who would like to tinker at the edges of the Tory desecration without actually removing some of their divisive policies and putting in their place the radical policies that both value and empower all people not just some. Therefore I am a socialist who could be described as a Christian on the left
commented 2014-01-11 23:01:05 +0000 · Flag
As a member of the Labour Party and an Anglican Priest I find Christians on the Left a good place to be.
commented 2013-11-26 23:38:27 +0000 · Flag
I hope Christians on the Left will be more than simply Christians who support the Labour Party. I look to see a radical reconfiguration of the politics of Jesus that will consistently and humbly challenge the status quo.