After Brexit Day, time to put our spiritual house in order

Feb 2, 2020 by

by Peter Simpson, The Conservative Woman: YES, Brexit Day was indeed worth observing in some way or other. As a Christian minister I observed it by standing outside the Houses of Parliament to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ. Brexit has never been just about politics: it is primarily a spiritual issue. In whom are we trusting as a nation for our security and prosperity? How we must be mindful of the Biblical warning, ‘Put not your trust in princes’ (Psalm 146:3). Yet that is exactly what the...

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The implications of Brexit for the Institute’s concerns

Feb 1, 2020 by

from The Christian Institute: […]  In summary, Brexit is clearly significant for many issues. But on the Christian issues with which the CI is engaged, either the EU has never been involved, or the immediate Brexit impact is more subtle. Only time will tell. This is mainly because in so many areas affecting our work successive governments have passed laws not required by the EU. And there is no indication of any policy departure. Just because the freedom is there, doesn’t mean the...

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What does healing the Brexit divide mean?

Feb 1, 2020 by

by Mark Easton, BBC News: The moment of Brexit is a time to “find closure and let the healing begin”, according to Prime Minister Boris Johnson. But what does “healing” involve? If there is one thing that people on both sides of the referendum debate agree on it is that, at times, the argument became far too hostile. In the House of Commons, on social media and in the streets, passions became inflamed. An official statement from the prime minister earlier this month...

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Praying for this week of Brexit

Jan 27, 2020 by

by Archbishop Cranmer: Each day that passes this week shall be the last of that day we shall be in the European Union. The last weekend is already gone: the coming Sunday shall be the first time since New Year’s Eve 1972 that priests and vicars and bishops and archbishops shall preach to congregations from without the aegis of the Treaty of Rome. Some clergy are wringing their hands, implacably convinced we shall be diminished; some are weeping and wailing at the “right wing headbangers” who...

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The Politics of Identity

Nov 23, 2019 by

by David Alton, GIS: […] The political elites should take a walk away from the self-serving and self-important Westminster Village, where smoke and mirrors and political theater have replaced leadership and the national interest, and, instead, take a walk through a “rust-belt” town in the north of England, pervaded by hopelessness and despair, lived in by people who say no one is interested in them or the challenges they face. We have burdened these communities with crippling debts. The...

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Brexit, the bishops and the rich fool

Oct 1, 2019 by

by Martin Davie: The bishops’ joint statement about Brexit. Following the events that took place in the Supreme Court and Parliament last week the Bishops of the Church of England have issued a joint statement about Brexit in which they make four key points: First, that the result of the 2016 referendum ‘should be honoured.’ Secondly, that in debates about Brexit we ‘should speak to others with respect’ and should also listen, especially to the poor, the marginalised and ‘those whose voices...

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