Monday 27th June: Brexit

The Sign of the Cross

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Brexit text with British and Eu flags illustration
Reflection & Discussion 

How do you feel about Britain exiting the European Union? Here are some Christian perspectives and comments on the referendum decision. Do you agree or disagree or not sure?

“Many people argued that the referendum was about control, but no matter who won, God was always going to be in control.”

“What’s important now is that everyone in the country is gracious to one another, whether in victory or defeat.”

“My faith is not in politicians or economists. My faith is not in the British electorate, whether or not they agree with me. My faith is not in the UK or the EU, but in Christ alone.”

“In the longer term we have to be united in our efforts to support and lift the disenfranchised, the poor and the weak among us.”

“We must be a light to the world, generous to those beyond our shores who don’t enjoy democracy, those who don’t live in peace, those who don’t experience freedom, those who can’t even turn to a food bank for their daily bread.”

Prayer by Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster

We pray that in this process of exiting the EU the most vulnerable will be supported and protected, especially those who are easy targets for unscrupulous employers and human traffickers.

We pray that our nations will build on our finest traditions of generosity, of welcome for the stranger and shelter for the needy.

Our Father….

Amen