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/ 29 March 2017

Interfaith leaders join in sharing prayer for UK’s new chapter

Candles lit as a symbol of prayer.

As the UK begins the process of leaving the European Union, marked by the Prime Minister’s triggering of Article 50, representatives of five different faiths, including the Rt Revd Rob Wickham, Bishop of Edmonton, have prepared a prayer for love and understanding among our different communities and asking that strength and wisdom be granted to our leaders as the UK embarks upon a new chapter in its history.

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.

Instil 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.


  • 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

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