After months of speculation and debate, the UK has voted: we’re leaving the European Union.
For some, there is excitement and hope for a better future. But for others, there is a real sense of disappointment and anxiety, fear and disunity. Some of us are shell-shocked. We’re nervous. We’re uncertain what the future holds.
We now realise there are wide cracks in our communities; between the rich and the poor, between racial groups, between generations – and also within the Church. There’s been a lot of talk about our generation. So how do we, as millennial Christians, go forward? Our decision to leave the EU could affect the economy, the environment, race, communities and, as we’ve seen since Friday, our own political parties in the UK. So we want to do something about it. Gathering experts from these fields, we will debate and discuss how to move forward to ensure the most vulnerable in our country are protected – whatever the country’s future holds.
David Barclay, faith in public life officer at The Centre for Theology & Community
Katherine Maxwell-Rose, writer, speaker, activist and editor at Tearfund
Josh Harris, senior researcher at the Institute for Government
Kiri Kankhwende, senior press officer, journalist and blogger in immigration and politics
Chine McDonald, director of communications at the Evangelical Alliance, will chair the panel.
Join us on Tuesday, 12 July, to take action. Rather than dwell on the decision that’s been made, threads is looking for the best way forward.
P.s – there will be pizza!