Think of the wider world and vote to stay in Europe

Religious leaders from all faiths have written a letter today supporting Britain remaining in Europe. You can read the full letter here:

Faith is about integration and building bridges, not about isolation and erecting barriers. As leaders and senior figures of faith communities, we urge our co-religionists and others to think about the implications of a Leave vote for the things about which we are most passionate.

The past 70 years have been the longest period of peace in Europe’s history. Institutions that enable us to work together and understand both our differences and what we share in common contribute to our increased security and sense of collective endeavour.

What’s more, so many of the challenges we face today can only be addressed in a European, and indeed a global, context: combating poverty in the developing world, confronting climate change and providing the stability that is essential to tackling the migration crisis.

We hope that when voting on 23 June, people will reflect on whether undermining the international institutions charged with delivering these goals could conceivably contribute to a fairer, cleaner and safer world.

Rt Rev Rowan Williams, former archbishop of Canterbury; Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner, Movement for Reform Judaism; Miqdaad Versi, assistant secretary general, Muslim Council of Britain; Jasvir Singh, chair, City Sikhs Network

Rt Rev Dr Ian Bradley, Church of Scotland & Reader in Church History and Practical Theology, University of St Andrews

Baroness Butler-Sloss, Chair, Commission on Religion and Belief in Public Life

The Rt Rev Professor Lord Harries of Pentregarth, Emeritus Professor of Divinity, Gresham College, Honorary Professor of theology, King’s College London & Former Bishop of Oxford

The Rt Rev Paul Bayes, Bishop of Liverpool

Ben Rich, Former Chief Executive, The Movement for Reform Judaism

Rabbi Danny Rich, Chief Executive, Liberal Judaism

Laura Marks OBE, Co-Chair, Nisa-Nisham, The Jewish-Muslim Women’s Network

Fiyaz Mughal OBE, Chair, Faith Matters

Vivian Wineman MBE, Former President, Board of Deputies of British Jews, Co-Chair, Interfaith Network

Dr Ed Kessler MBE, Director, Woolf Institute for the study of Interfaith Relations

Bharti Tailor, Executive Director, Hindu Forum in Europe

Manoj Ladwa, Founding Trustee, Sewa Day

Lord Bhikhu Parekh, Emeritus Professor of Political Philosophy, University of Westminster and University of Hull; Former Vice-Chairman, Commission for Racial Equality

Rt Rev Dr Robert Innes, Bishop of Gibraltar In Europe

Rev Dr Richard Frazer, Convener Church and Society Council, Church of Scotland

The Very Rev Dr John Arnold OBE, Dean Emeritus of Durham, Former President, European Conference of Churches

Anthea Sully, National Coordinator for England, Ecumenical Forum of European Christian Women in England and Scotland

Fiona Buchanan, National Coordinator for Scotland & Central Committee member, Ecumenical Forum of European Christian Women in England and Scotland

The Rev Dr Ashley Beck, School of Education, Theology and Leadership, St Mary’s University Twickenham

The Rt Rev Thomas McMahon, Bishop Emeritus of Brentwood

Oliver Robertson, Clerk, Quaker Council for European Affairs

The Very Rev Michael Sadgrove, Dean Emeritus of Durham

The Rt Rev Stephen Conway, Bishop of Ely

The Most Rev Dr Barry Morgan, Archbishop of Wales

Dr Hari Shukla CBE, Former Chair, Inter Faith Sub Committee of the Tyne and Wear Racial Equality Council

Imam Qari Muhammad Asim MBE, Chief Imam, Makkah Mosque Leeds

Rev Steve Chalke MBE, Founder and Leader, Oasis Global & Senior Minister, Oasis Church Waterloo

Mona Siddiqui, Professor of Islamic and Inter-Religious Studies and Assistant Principal Religion and Society, University of Edinburgh

Steve Miller, Founder, Tzedek & Senior Consultant, Faith Based Regeneration Network

Dr Deesha Chadha, Committee Member, Hindu Forum of Britain

Khurshid Drabu CBE, Former Chairman, Medina Mosque

Stephen Platten, Rector of St. Michael, Cornhill, Assistant Bishop, Diocese of London & Chairman, Governors of the Anglican Centre in Rome

Rt Rev Dr John Inge, Bishop of Worcester