On 5 May 2016, the next National Assembly for Wales was elected. These included elections for Police and Crime Commissioners.
How can Quakers in Wales make sure that issues we care about are raised?
‘As Quakers we are compelled by our faith, and its translation into practice, to take responsibility for the governance of our country. We cannot blindly accept things as they are but question, and keep alert to and questioning of the way decisions are made and enacted.
So we encourage our politicians to respond to problems of injustice, suffering, oppression and ignorance, where they exist, in search of a more peaceful and equal society. We challenge them to remove those destructive attitudes that conceal us from one another; compassion should flow ‘like a river and righteousness like a never-failing torrent’. (Amos: 5.24)’
The Wales Focus Group of Meeting of Friends in Wales prepared a message to all Wales Assembly election candidates and others and this was presented to Meeting of Friends in Wales at its February 2016 meeting.
A Quaker Message to the 2016 Welsh Assembly Elections
Neges gan y Crynwyr ar gyfer Etholiadau Cynulliad Cymru 2016
Ideas for further reading
If you want further reading to help direct your thoughts the Quaker pdf – Principles for a new economy might be of interest. Principles for a new economy
Mae'r swydd hon ar gael yn Welsh hefyd