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An open letter from a 'Border Bishop', Rt Revd John McDowell, to the Prime Minister @BorisJohnson in @Telegraph. ✍️

A powerful read, coming from @churchofireland Diocese of Clogher, which literally transcends the border.

What it says must be heard.

@BorisJohnson @Telegraph @churchofireland Why write?
"the alternative would be to simply wither in the silence of exhaustion."

Why the concern?
"Expressed in the starkest terms, the Border is the background against which all political and much cultural life in Northern Ireland... is worked out."

@BorisJohnson @Telegraph @churchofireland "The long term well-being of men & women... all along the #border requires & deserves a clearly spelt-out, sustainable agreement between both sides.
This is so they have not only that material basis necessary for civilised living but also hope for their children’s future."

@BorisJohnson @Telegraph @churchofireland "The ground on which people build & grow in the #Border region feels particularly fragile today.
It is almost possible to feel the heat of the past burning the soles of our feet.
So, please, in your consideration of the future of this place: tread carefully."

4/4 The CofI Diocese of Clogher. <br />
By Wikidwitch - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=22087787
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