Looking beyond Brexit – Bringing the country back together

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Looking beyond Brexit – Bringing the country back together

Boris Johnson tells us that after delivering Brexit, his second priority will be to unite the country. He has his work cut out. The Referendum has divided us like no other issue in recent memory. In this brief but powerful book, Graham Tomlin urges that we need to get back to the age-old political and spiritual task of harmonizing past and future, identity and openness, rootedness and adventure. Difficult though that may be, the only way forward is through valuing and holding these things together.

Barcode: 9780281084272

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Looking beyond Brexit – Bringing the country back together

The referendum may have rent the country asunder like no other issue in recent memory, but there are significant resonances with events in the past. Almost 500 years ago, in a sixteenth-century version of Article 50, Britain made a break from Europe, declaring the King – rather than the Pope – Supreme Head of the English Church.

The split did not end the story. In the turmoil that followed, ‘fake news’ spread, families were divided and blood was shed.

However, an attempt was made to find a peaceable solution. In this brief but powerful book, Graham Tomlin draws on that history to remind us of the age-old political and spiritual task of harmonizing past and future, identity and openness, the local and the universal. The events of the last three years have shown how polarization can affect even those who are naturally generous and accommodating; the challenge of rising above division, of loving our neighbors – and even our enemies – has never been greater for us all.

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