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The Diverse Excellencies of Jesus Christ: Gospel-Driven Anglicanism

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Boys’ Brigade Northern Ireland Breaks Away from Great Britain and Republic of Ireland

Boys’ Brigade Northern Ireland Breaks Away from Great Britain and Republic of Ireland

The Annual General Meeting of the Boys’ Brigade Northern Ireland saw the organisation overwhelmingly to separate from Boys’ Brigade Great Britain and Republic of Ireland.  The meeting took place in Lisburn, Co. Antrim on 27 September.

In a statement made to the Belfast News Letter, the Boys’ Brigade said, 

“The Northern Ireland District of The Boys’ Brigade has decided to establish a different relationship with BBUK & ROI.

“The AGM voted by clear majority (88.5% to 11.5%) to enter negotiations with the stated aim of becoming a separate autonomous body by mutual agreement.

“The Northern Ireland District seeks to retain close co-operation with the wider organisation as both pursue their shared Christian mission.

“We will make no further comment on this decision until negotiations on a new relationship have concluded.”

Boys’ Brigade UK and Republic of Ireland responded with their own statement to the News Letter.

“We are saddened by the decision reached by the NI District AGM, but will work together with colleagues in Northern Ireland to reach a conclusion in the best interests of all parties.”

“Revd Dez Johnston, the President of The Boys’ Brigade UK and RoI added, “I know that much prayer and discernment has went in to this decision and we will seek the best outcome for God’s kingdom in Northern Ireland.”

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