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Thinking Faith: Europe’s troubled union
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Thinking Faith: Europe’s troubled union | David cameron, Edmund Grace SJ, Europe

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Prime Minister David Cameron made a long-awaited speech this morning about British membership of the European Union. Edmond Grace SJ explores the popular understandings – and misunderstandings – about how the EU operates, and suggests why the relationship between Britain and Brussels might be considered unique. Edmond Grace SJ explores the popular understandings – and misunderstandings – about how the EU operates, and suggests why the relationship between Britain and Brussels might be considered unique.

The European Union is now in its seventh decade. When the United States was at this point, it was lurching towards a bloody civil war. Europe has already had more than its share of wars – civil and otherwise – but it would be foolish to think that it could get this far without some moment of serious crisis. This strain is most clearly evident in the ongoing troubles of the Euro and in the growing tension in the relationship between Britain and the EU, but the roots lie deeper and pose a deeper challenge to both the EU and Britain.

To continue reading Fr Grace's article in Thinking Faith see: http://www.thinkingfaith.org/articles/20130117_2.htm

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