Methodist President calls for Five Principles to be observed
17 January 2017
The Methodist Church in Ireland, through its President, the Rev. Bill Mullally has issued the following in the light of today's announcement from the Secretary of State Mr. James Brokenshire MP, declaring the date for an Assembly Election.
In an increasingly uncertain political world, it is unfortunate that the Northern Ireland Assembly has come to the point of being prorogued thus plunging the Northern Ireland people into another election so quickly after last May's election.
Realising that the political temperature has been raised and that words such as 'brutal' are being used to describe the type of election people can expect I ask that such language be absent from the vocabulary of any of our political parties.
There are five principles which I feel should be borne in mind by all those standing for election:
- The Restoration of Trust
- Acting Generously
- Accepting Responsibility
- Being Accountable
- Seeking the Common Good
Finally the words from the Prophet Micah are most appropriate:
What does the Lord require of you but to seek mercy, love justice and walk humbly with your God
Contact: Rev. Roy Cooper (07710945104), Press Officer, The Methodist Church in Ireland.