On 23 June each of us will be asked to answer the question “Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?” While the overarching question may itself seem simple, the sub questions it contains are multiple and complex and we are being bombarded daily in the media with claims and counter claims. How then should we as Christians make sense of this complexity? What should provide the lens through which we sort through all the information with which we will no doubt be bombarded over the coming weeks and months and come to some decision with integrity and in good faith?
At the request of a number of people in the Benefice we are trying to organise a meeting with an outside speaker to lead a discussion on this important issue. So far we have been unsuccessful!
However, The Joint Public Issues Team of the Baptist Union of Great Britain, the Methodist Church, the United Reformed Church and the Church of Scotland has produced a useful, balanced and impartial guide, with appropriate question and Bible references, which you can view here or pick up a copy from the back of Church.
You might like to use the following prayer.