Brexit: Multiple Choices

Brexit: Multiple Choices

“We pray for national unity and for courage, integrity and clarity for our politicians.” So said a rarely issued Statement on Brexit from the House of Bishops of the Church of England.

Writing in a recent blog post, Bishop Robert argues that the UK needs to “move beyond a simple binary choice for Brexit” and that the Church has a key role to play “in helping heal, repair and renew the body politic of a country that has been deeply scarred by the divisiveness of Brexit.”

“The clock is ticking down very fast now to 29th March 2019. Pausing or suspending Article 50 is another among our multiple choices. So is another UK referendum, although that would certainly risk renewed divisions among the UK’s nations, people and families.”

“Churches foster community. Churches are one of the few places that bring together all ages and backgrounds, Brexiteers and Remainers. And diocesan bishops have considerable opportunity to convene civic leaders across the divides.”

Read the full post by clicking here.

Pray this prayer written in the context of the UK’s deepening political crisis by the Archbishop of York:

God of eternal love and power,

Save our Parliamentary Democracy;

Protect our High Court of Parliament and all its members

From partiality and prejudice;

That they may walk the path of kindness, justice and mercy.

Give them wisdom, insight and a concern for the common good.

The weight of their calling is too much to bear in their own strength,

Therefore we pray earnestly, Father,

send them help from your Holy Place, and be their tower of strength.

Lord, graciously hear us.

Amen.

 

 

 

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