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The choice made in the referendum held on 23 June to leave the EU was of enormous significance for the future of the UK, Europe and beyond. As in the run-up to the UK General Election in 2015, KLICE presented a range of theological and political reflections, to enable Christians and others to take a more informed view on the core issues at stake, and to reflect on the outcome. KLICE itself will not take an official position on the Referendum (and receives no financial support from the EU).
Between February and July we published a short Ethics in Brief Referendum series, and some extended issues of KLICE Comment, written by a range of authors and presenting different viewpoints and opinions.
For an introduction to our coverage, and an argument for what the debate should be about, see What is the EU for? Introducing KLICE's Referendum Coverage - Jonathan Chaplin
Special Ethics in Brief 2016 EU Referendum series
KLICE Referendum Comment pieces
Talks and other articles:
Past Ethics in Brief
Past KLICE Comment
The UK in a Changing Europe (King's College London)
Think, Pray, Vote: EU referendum resources for churches (Joint Public Issues Team of the Baptists, Methodists, URC and Church of Scotland)
Books, reports, articles
Jubilee Centre: Referendum Discussion Paper series
Ben Ryan, A Soul for the Union >
Sir Fred Catherwood, 'A Christian's View on Europe' (article published in Churchman magazine some time after 1999. Sir Fred was a prominent evangelical industrialist, public servant, a former Vice President of the European Parliament, and longtime member of Eden Baptist church, Cambridge).
The May/June 2016 issue of idea, the Evangelical Alliance's magazine, is devoted to the EU and the Referendum.
Psephizo, 'The democratic deficit in the EU'
Reimagining Europe (Church of England and Church of Scotland)
Christians for Europe (pro-remain group)
Christians on the Left EU Resource Hub (mostly pro-remain)
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2. KLICE News February 2017.
3. KLICE Annual Report 2016 and plans for the future.
4. KLICE Comment January 2017 - The Right Kind of ‘Secular State’ – a Christian Perspective
5. KLICE award-holder and Research Associate organising conference at Aberdeen University on 'Joy and Prosperity'