Archive For January 20, 2017

Faith leaders: shame of freezing refugees in Europe

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Faith leaders: shame of freezing refugees in Europe

“News that refugees have started freezing to death should shame us in 21st-century Europe.” That’s a sobering statement from a letter in today’s Daily Telegraph that has been signed by the former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams and other Christian and Jewish faith leaders. There have been reports throughout January highlighting the tented camps in Greece…

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Just two families resettled under UK community refugee sponsorship scheme

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Just two families resettled under UK community refugee sponsorship scheme

Six months after its launch at Lambeth Palace, the British Government’s community refugee sponsorship scheme has welcomed just two Syrian families to the UK. The Guardian newspaper reports comments by the The Open Society Foundation saying that the delay “risked squandering the resources of hundreds of volunteers happy to help save the government time and…

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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity “Crossing Barriers” material resonates with division and barriers in Europe

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Week of Prayer for Christian Unity “Crossing Barriers” material resonates with division and barriers in Europe

Churches in the northern hemisphere normally mark the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity in January, this year between 18–25 January 2017, the feast days of St Peter and St Paul. The Spirituality Ireland blog notes that this year the WPCU material revolves around the theme of “Reconciliation – the love of Christ compels us”…

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