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Loving God
In the referendum that lies before us,
in the challenge of seeking an answer,
in our differences of opinion,
in our need to understand,
May you guide us in our decisions,
make us gracious in our disagreement,
and may we join you to work for the building of your kingdom
rather than our own.

A United Reformed Church Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) ministers gathering on 20 to 21 June at High Leigh Conference Centre, Hoddesdon, focused on the theme 'poetics of resistance'. The gathering concluded with endorsing the following statement to commemorate Refugee Week.

May there be an end to a language of contempt and discrimination that allows refugees and migrants to become scapegoats for the failures of flawed political and economic systems. And an acknowledgement that a person's passport should not determine whether a human being is more worthy of life than another.

Read more: URC ministers call for end to dehumanising refugee language