Saturday, May 17, 2014

European Elections 22-25 May, but.. how to vote Christianly?

Next week, the European Elections will take place. Over 413 million citizens of 28 EU-member states have the opportunities to elect 751 Members of the European Parliament. 

Each member state has its own electoral laws and each one decides on what day its citizens will go to the polls during the four-day election person from 22 to 25 May 2014. The results will be announced on the evening of Sunday 25 May.

But the interesting question is: who should we vote for? I got many questions like: I do not know which party or candidate in our country supports Christian values in Europe, I would like to know how my MEP who is running again voted on key issues like the protection of life, priority for the family (based on a union between a man and a woman) and freedom of religion or belief.

Some interesting tools had been developed to give you some insight in these questions: 

  • First of all, all the candidates of the ECPM supports these basic values as they are also mentioned in the ECPM manifesto. You can find these candidates here
  • To find our what parties or independent candidates support these values, go here. Click on your country on the map and we find the party/parties that we recommend
  • To find out how your current MEP (who is running again) voted on some important Christian issues, click here. Here you find five important reports that were voted in the previous European Parliament period. You can easily click to the voting results for each of these reports, select your country and find the results of your MEPs
Last but not least: pray for guidance, for Europe and for these candidates. I wish you a successful vote next week!

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