CARE’s objective in this area is to influence policymakers through reasoned, grace-filled campaigning, and to be known in the political institutions and assemblies as a key player to resource policymakers on matters relating to bioethics, marriage and the family, life issues, and education.
We have a cooperative relationship with Evangelical Alliance Scotland, and the parliamentary officers of both organisations work closely together.
On particular issues we will work with sympathetic organisations and also regularly encourage our supporters and churches to express their opinions.
Re-definition of Marriage
CARE for Scotland is a partner in Scotland for Marriage, an alliance of organisations working to defend the traditional understanding of marriage and opposed to the current intentions of the Scottish Government to extend the definition of marriage. Please support the campaign by signing the Scotland for Marriage petition online.
See resources on this web site which explain why marriage should not be re-defined.
It is expected that Margo MacDonald MSP will introduce a second bill to the Scottish Parliament in spring 2013 attempting to legalise assisted suicide in Scotland. CARE for Scotland, as part of the Care Not Killing Alliance, will again be working to have this bill rejected by MSPs.
Briefings and Submissions
For a list of recent briefings and submissions to Government consultations from CARE for Scotland, click here.
Christians and Politics
Alistair Noble, CARE for Scotland Education Officer, has compiled a list of material exploring the Biblical basis for Christians and their involvement in the political system. Suitable for small group study or for sermons – five units and discussion questions. Download it here (PDF).
Parliamentary Prayer Scotland
A group of Christians are committed to praying for our nation and for the Scottish Parliament in particular. If you would like to know more, click here.
For links to other useful web sites, click here.