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Welcome to Reimagining Europe 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.

What Future for the EU? - Ben Ryan & Nick Spencer

This blog was initially set up in September 2015 to provoke Christian debate and reflection on Britain’s relationship with Europe ahead of the referendum on whether Britain should remain a member of the EU.

On 23 June 2016 Britain voted by 52% to 48% to leave the EU.

In light of this vote, Reimagining Europe is convening a new online conversation under the banner of Our Common Futures to provide a space for Christian reflection on the complex issues related to Britain exiting the EU and to encourage others to think through what a Brexit for the common good might look like.

Our Common Futures will draw upon experts from a range of theological and political backgrounds from around the UK and Europe. It will also work hard to ensure that voices from the margins of the debate are heard.

Our Common Futures will focus on five questions.

  1. What would be the best relationship for Britain to have with the EU?
  2. How do we build a post-Brexit Britain for everyone
  3. What future is there for the EU?
  4. How should Britain be governed?
  5. What global role should Britain aspire to?

Further details as to the scope of each of these question can be found under Our Common Futures page of this blog. 

Reimagining Europe’s only editorial requirement for this project is that whatever the chosen topic, its contributors must be able to write articulately and persuasively from a Christian ethical perspective and to keep in mind that the blog exists to help others to think through the presenting issues.

The role of the Church of England and the Church of Scotland in hosting this blog conversation is to act as the curator of the views found on Reimagining Europe. It follows that the views and opinions expressed by the contributors to Reimagining Europe do not reflect the position of the Church of England or the Church of Scotland