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Referendum voices from the Churches and Justice and Peace groups around the UK

Categories: Articles:Social Justice | Published: 12/06/2016 | Views: 932
At a meeting on 1 June 2016 members of English and Welsh National Justice and Peace Network executive expressed great concern at the content and tone of the debate on the forthcoming European referendum. Read this full statement and other church voices on the EU referendum from around the UK' 

At a meeting on 1 June 2016 members of English and Welsh NJPN executive expressed great concern at the content and tone of the debate on the forthcoming European referendum. The debate, as portrayed in the media has focussed almost entirely on economic self-interest and/or the magnitude and unwelcome effect of immigration, in effect glossing over the very pressing, if not desperate reasons whole families are risking everything to find a living elsewhere, against a backdrop of the UK closing its borders to all but a handful of refugees with legitimate claims to our hospitality – in this debate the horrendous plight of thousands of rootless human beings is treated as ‘a political football’, in the very year that Pope Francis has called us to join him in a ‘Year of Mercy’.  Read the full statement here

Leeds Justice and Peace 'What's the EU got to do with Catholic Social Teaching?' A public lecture by John Battle. Read more here

'Think Pray Vote' is a resource designed to prayerfully think about the question that we will answer in the EU Referendum on 23 June 2016. Read more here 

The Irish Council of Churches has also put together an EU Referendum resource and this can be read here 

 

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