Posted: April 2016
How should Christians vote in the EU Referendum? Andrew Tomlinson of the Joint Public Issues Team of the Baptist, United Reformed, Church of Scotland and Methodist Churches offers this advice:
"To what extent ...does the European Union enhance or hinder our ability to love our neighbour, and in doing so our God? Which neighbours are we talking about: those in our local communities, in Europe, in the wider world? Does economic union help our relationship with some nations while hindering others and how does that impact the person living down the road? Does the way the European Union makes laws, policies or procedures aid or impede our Christian duty? These are the questions that I think should be of primary importance as June approaches, these are the questions that we should be asking as we search for our response."
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