The spirit in which the EU Referendum was conducted was of great concern to members of the Iona Community, and we are aware that the decision to leave the European Union will create further anxiety among many people in the UK and beyond, because of the uncertainty that is bound to exist at such a time of profound change.
We hold in prayer EU citizens and others from around the world, who have come to live and work in Britain and who have been hurt by what they perceive to be a rejection of their contribution to our society and an undermining of European solidarity. And we give thanks, especially, for our international staff team without whom we could not run our centres on Iona and Mull.
We assure friends and supporters around Europe that the Iona Community, as an ecumenical Christian movement, will continue to work and pray for international solidarity and dialogue, social and environmental justice, peace and reconciliation. As the country moves forward we pray that our leaders and politicians will also embrace these goals and make them central to their policies and to our structures and institutions.