Here is my closing speech held at CHOW on Wednesday. All candidates for Deputy in St Helier District No1 and No2 were asked to explain why a group of Christians should vote for them, assuming they were voters so entitled.
I am a regular attendee at Church House on Wednesday where bread is broken and food eaten in a spirit of friendship. I am not a Christian, but as I explain there is a clear link between my own beliefs in social justice and the challenge Christians face if they are to give their faith meaning in contemporary society. In other words I would say back to them, to be a Christian is to engage in making a better society and that may mean sacrifice and uncomfortable interaction with authority. Our paths lead in the same direction.