Church campaign to deliver one-minute messages to Cameron and Clegg
September 8, 2010 Leave a comment
By Charlie Boyd | Christian Today
A new campaign launched by the Methodist, Baptist and United Reformed Churches is inviting people to have their say on the state of politics in Britain today by putting a one-minute message to camera.
The My Minute campaign asks people to film what they would say to the Coalition leaders if they had just one minute with them.
It is being launched in the hope of giving people a voice in politics and encouraging political engage.
The Rev Dr Martyn Atkins, General Secretary of the Methodist Church, said: “Politics isn’t just for the politicians; it shouldn’t become a closed realm accessible only to the few. Like the Church, politics should be open to everyone. My Minute is about enabling people’s voices to be heard.”
The videos will appear on the My Minute website. Submissions can feature speaking, rapping, singing, praying, miming, dancing or any other creative way people can come up with to convey their message.
Among those to have already filmed their clips for the campaign are controversial gay rights activist Peter Tatchell, who asks for marriage equality for homosexuals, and the President of the Methodist Conference 2010/2011, Alison Tomlin, who calls for a public debate on whether money spent on the nuclear weapons programme Trident could be better spent on other areas like education or healthcare. Read the full story: Christian Today