Letter to Church Leaders

19 April 2016

There are now around nine weeks till the referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU.

Despite both sides of the debate setting out their respective cases as many as a third of the population remain undecided on how to cast their vote with many of them citing the need for more information.

As you know there are Christian voices on both sides of the debate, which is a good thing but we do think your denomination, like all denominations, could do more to help assist the debate. 

The Church of Scotland does have a formal position of supporting the UK remaining in the EU, so clearly denominations are not preclude from taking an institutional view so we would encourage you, even at this late stage, to consider doing so.  Failing that we would hope that you could help facilitate the debate at a congregational level by providing guidance on what the key issues are that Christians should be considering as they prepare to vote, maybe issues such as peace, poverty and unemployment. Encouraging Christians to register to vote, still possible until 7th June, and to then exercise that would also be helpful.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely

Paul Brannen MEP & Jude Kirton-Darling MEP  

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