Archive For December 29, 2016

Unaccompanied children formerly resident in Calais Jungle launch legal action against UK Home Secretary

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Unaccompanied children formerly resident in Calais Jungle launch legal action against UK Home Secretary

The BBC report that 28 child asylum seekers who formerly lived in the Jungle Camp have launched a legal challenge to UK Home Secretary, Amber Rudd. Their lawyers say that the children seek “written reasons for the determination that it was not in their ‘best interests’ to be relocated to the UK” and are seeking…

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A prayer on Christmas Morning

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A prayer on Christmas Morning

Lord, you were once a refugee as the small child from the manger fleeing to Egypt. And so we pray for all those who are fleeing persecution, adversity and hopelessness. We remember the millions of people across the globe who are displaced from their homes. We bring before you families that are split apart, with…

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Christmas Reflection and Response on Refugees

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Christmas Reflection and Response on Refugees

This reflection and response is adapted from material originally written by Brian Radcliffe and developed by Jenny Belshaw for use in Kilmakee Presbyterian Church in December 2016. While written to be delivered by three readers, it could also be spoken by a single voice. A Christmas Reflection and Response on Refugees is available. Reflection Reader…

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WCC release 12 Biblical Reflections on Statelessness

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WCC release 12 Biblical Reflections on Statelessness

I Belong: Bible Reflections on Statelessness is a series of twelve studies being released by the World Council of Churches during Advent. “Christians awaiting the advent of the Lord and the reign of God are invited in this season and in light of the scriptures to assay our lives and lifestyles, to identify with the…

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Desperate Crossing photo exhibition (London, until 24 Jan 2017)

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Desperate Crossing photo exhibition (London, until 24 Jan 2017)

The Italian Cultural Institute in London is hosting “Desperate Crossing”, a photography exhibition by Paolo Pellegrin and Mohamed Keita. The show runs from 2 December 2016 until Tuesday 24 January 2017 and focuses on the dramatic journey of thousands of migrants fleeing from war, famine and poverty, desperately in search of a better future in…

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Church in Wales #RefugeesWelcome event in Llangollen on Monday 12 December

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Church in Wales #RefugeesWelcome event in Llangollen on Monday 12 December

St Collen’s Church in Llangollen will host a day of talks and workshops on Monday 12 December in response to churches keen to get involved in practical ways to do more to help refugees settle in Wales. Sessions will look at the context of the refugee crisis and highlight schemes already in place in Wales…

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A Very British Nativity – raising questions about welcome, accommodation and work

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A Very British Nativity – raising questions about welcome, accommodation and work

“It’s time to give the asylum seekers of today the dignity they deserve.” That’s the final line in A Very British Nativity video that has been produced by The Joint Public Issues Team and released during advent. The reimagined Nativity uses humour to remind audiences that life for asylum seekers in the UK is anything…

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CCME & WACC launch Refugees Reporting project

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CCME & WACC launch Refugees Reporting project

How do the media portray refugees in Europe? Do they give them any space to speak on their own behalf? Those are amongst the questions that new research by the Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe (CCME) and World Association for Christian Communication (WACC) Europe will ask in a new year-long project that launched today. assess…

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