Our friends in various churches and church communities have produced the following resources to be used with congregations, groups and individuals as the UK goes through the process of exiting the European Union.
The Iona Community
The Iona Community has produced a Beyond Brexit prayer resource that is “aimed at helping to heal the divisions thrown up by the process that all of us in the UK and Europe have been going through in the past couple of years.”
To download please click here
The Church of Scotland
The Church of Scotland is publishing a prayer a week as the UK goes through the Brexit process. These can be accessed below.
A Prayer in Challenging Times by Jo Love, resource worker for the Iona Community and Wild Goose Resource Group
A Prayer in Challenging Times by Rev MaryAnn Rennie, minister at Dunfermline Abbey
A Prayer in Challenging Times by Rt Rev Susan Brown, Moderator of the Church of Scotland
A Prayer in Challenging Times by Iain McLarty, Worship Development Worker
A Prayer in Challenging Times by Wendy Lloyd, Vice Convener of the Church of Scotland’s Church and Society Council and worship resources coordinator for Christian Aid
A Prayer in Challenging Times by Martin Johnstone, Secretary of the Church of Scotland’s Church and Society Council
The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army have produced a Brexit Toolkit with guidance on how to respond to the challenges of Brexit within the local community – exploring the practical ways in which it could be affected and how to prepare an effective response. This can be downloaded below.
The Baptist Union of Scotland
The Baptist Union of Scotland held an event on Tuesday 19 February called ‘In Christ Through Brexit’ – a day of theological reflection and prayer.
It explored the questions – how can we sing the Lord’s song in a strange land? Do we simply lament? Do we have something to pray, something to say? Are there actions that will speak to our nation? Can we reduce anxiety, volatility and stress? Have we a Kingdom perspective that transforms and transcends?
Five videos were created at the event and can be downloaded for use with congregations and church groups:
Radical Hospitality – Alan Donaldson, General Director of the Baptist Union of Scotland
Forgiveness and Trust – Stuart Weir, National Director of CARE for Scotland
Unity and Hope – Kieran Turner, Public Policy Officer at Evangelical Alliance, Scotland
Hosting Community Conversations – Chloe Clemmons, Parliamentary Officer at the Scottish Churches Parliamentary Office
Submit To One Another – Norman Graham, Chairman of the BUS Public Theology Group