in News March 29, 2017

A prayer as we move forward with Brexit

Five faith representatives (Jewish, Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, Christian) have prepared a bespoke prayer designed to work across their faiths in an effort to reassure communities as we move forward with Brexit. As the Prime Minister triggers the official start of the Brexit process, the five representatives are encouraging their communities to love, rather than fear, the differences we find in our country.

Led by Senior Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner, the group are urging “all communities to come together in solidarity to continue working towards a society of peace and tolerance.”

The faith representative:

  • Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner, Senior Rabbi to Reform Judaism
  • Bishop Rob Wickham, Bishop of Edmonton
  • Imam Qari Asim MBE, Leeds Makkah Mosque
  • Gurinder Singh Josan, National Executive Member of Sikh Council UK
  • Cllr Dhruv Patel, Founder & Director of the City Hindus Network

The Prayer

“We are a nation proud of our diversity and strong values of inclusion, acceptance and tolerance. Let these values flourish as we embark upon the next stage of our journey together. Let us turn towards each other and not away from each other in times of difficulty. Let our values and our diversity continue to be a beacon of light in the post-Brexit world.

As our great nation embarks upon a new journey outside of the European Union and begins to take its first steps towards a new future, help us to continue to build a strong, inclusive and compassionate society.

Instill in our hearts a deep love, respect and understanding of each other, irrespective of our backgrounds, so that we may be in the strongest position to move forward into the next chapter in its history.

At this time of difficult negotiations and decision-making for our leaders, give strength and wisdom to the authorities so that they take the steps necessary to benefit our nation.

Eternal God, we pray that You enable all communities to come together in solidarity to continue working towards a society of peace and tolerance.”

in News March 29, 2017


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