Whither (Whether) Brexit?
Faith in Europe, the Referendum and the Implications of Brexit
In or Out?
Jim Memory (Gloucester Cathedral, 20 June 2016)
Whither Brexit? The Prospects for Britain and Europe
(Briefing Meeting, 18 January 2018)
John Arnold – Churches & Brexit
Win Burton – ‘Soul for Europe’
Richard Seebohm – Launchpad not burden
David Blackman – Christian Values and the EU
Keith Best – The Value of the EU
Keith Archer – Thoughts about Brexit
Keith Jenkins – Reflecting on Brexit
Brendan Donnelly – Comments and Conclusions
Editorial: Faith in Europe involvement since 2014
In the autumn of 2014 the Committee of Faith in Europe (FiE) started discussing what strategy FiE should adopt to raise awareness among faith communities and the public more generally about the issues involved in the debate on the future of the United Kingdom in the European Union. Our discussions became more focused after David Cameron was reelected as Prime Minister in May 2015 and began renegotiating the terms of the UK’s EU membership.
After the date of the Referendum was announced in February 2016, FiE had conversations with the European Movement (EM), and we decided that we would cooperate with the project ‘Communities for Europe’ which was being coordinated by Anuja Prashar of the EM. The aim of the project was to encourage and coordinate Referendum-related meetings in all parts of the UK organised by local communities (ethnic, women’s, LGBT, and also faith) and to provide resources and speakers for them. Several members of FiE were at the launch of this project on 16 March 2016. John Arnold, one of the Vice-Presidents of Faith in Europe, was one of the keynote speakers, in his personal capacity, and his contribution has been widely appreciated. We are publishing it in this issue of Faith in Europe Briefings, in the form in which John presented it at our latest Briefing Meeting in January 2018.Continue reading “Whither (Whether) Brexit? – a Compilation”