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Christian group launches Scotland election films

by Hannah Tooley

The Salvation Army wants people to make their vote count May's election.

Lieutenant-Colonel Jonathan Roberts who works for the Salvation Army told Premier faith and politics are good partners. He said "There are things that you can do to prevent issues happening in the first place - and that's where politics comes in.

"To try to influence policy makers, to change public policy, to change law, to prevent social issues developing, to prevent homelessness becoming such a big issue."

He said that politicians from each party have been attending community centres and help shelters trying to get people engaged in politics.

"We've been filming those visits and asking them questions, and now we've got five minute clips prepared that will go out each Friday in April in the run up to the Scottish election on the 5th May," he added.

The five films are being released on social media this month - and will feature the parties' responses to the issues of homelessness, older people's care, drug and alcohol misuse, employability, and debt.

Lieutenant-Colonel Jonathan Roberts also wants churches to engage with politics in the run up to the elections.

He said: "We've also produced some worship resources, so that for the five Sunday's leading up to the election all our churches can use the same themes of homelessness, old people's care and so on.

"They link in with the films and we've got resources that help people reflect on that from a Biblical point of view."

Listen to Premier's Hannah Tooley speak to Lt Col Jonathan Roberts here:

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