New blog from Church of England and Church of Scotland
Reimagining Europe, with the sub-heading “our shared futures”, a multidisciplinary blog hosted by the Church of England and the Church of Scotland with the editorial support of Crucible, the Christian Journal of Social Ethics was launched today, 1st September. Its central aim is “to create a space for Christian reflection and debate on Britain’s future relationship with Europe ahead of the forthcoming referendum on whether Britain should remain a member of the EU.”
There are two complementary streams of reflection and deliberation:
- an in-focus conversation on current themes involving experts from a range of theological and political backgrounds from around the UK and Europe; and
- a more popular Postcard from … series involving shorter one-off contributions and reflections from around Europe.
Reimagining Europe’s working premise is that many of the issues that shape Britain’s relationship with the EU require a wide-ranging debate of comparable depth, seriousness and intensity to that which took place in Scotland prior to the independence referendum of September 2014. Although RE acknowledges that the process was far from perfect, it believes that “it did include a vibrant debate in homes, businesses, churches and public spaces about a range of social, political, identity, constitutional and economic questions”. Continue reading