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The ecumenical challenge of migration
May 7

The ecumenical challenge of migration

Bartłomiej Bozek is a member of the Chemin Neuf Community and travelled to Italy to visit Mediterranean Hope projects in April with the delegation of young men organised by Churches Together in Britain and Ireland. We can describe ecumenism as a desire to be together all over again felt by ...
The Promise – epic film about Armenian genocide chimes with twenty first century conflicts and displacement
Apr 26

The Promise – epic film about Armenian genocide chimes with twenty first century conflicts and displacement

The Promise documents the displacement and genocide of Armenians in the last days of the Ottoman Empire during the First World War. It’s a shocking piece of European history that director Terry George beautifully captures in his new epic film. Michael Boghosian (played by Oscar Isaac) travels ...
Humanitarian corridors – addressing extreme danger faced by refugees
Apr 25

Humanitarian corridors – addressing extreme danger faced by refugees

Damian Jackson is programme officer at the Irish Council of Churches and co-led the team of young men on CTBI’s recent visit to refugee projects on Sicily and Lampedusa. He writes today on the Irish Council of Churches’ blog about the visit whose purpose was “to gain an understanding of the ...
Meeting ‘the real flesh of Christ’ amid suffering and hope in Lampedusa
Apr 20

Meeting ‘the real flesh of Christ’ amid suffering and hope in Lampedusa

The Irish News – one of Northern Ireland’s three daily newspapers – carried two articles on refugees in its Faith Matter section today. The first by Alan Meban (who manages the Focus on Refugees website and social media) begins by quoting Dom Carmelo, the Catholic priest on ...
Serial trafficking, kidnapping & abuse is the norm en route to the Libyan coast
Apr 12

Serial trafficking, kidnapping & abuse is the norm en route to the Libyan coast

The torrential rain flooding the pavement outside was nothing compared with the dark cloud that gathered over the group as we listened to Esther (not her real name) recount her journey from Nigeria, through Niger, into Libya, to reach Italy. I was prepared to hear about a hazardous sea ...
CTBI delegation returns home from visiting refugee projects in Italy
Apr 10

CTBI delegation returns home from visiting refugee projects in Italy

“Having visited Lampedusa and heard people’s stories, I’m shocked by the horror of what they have experiences on their journeys over. I’m left feeling I must do more. We must do more.” That was the reaction of Sam Donaldson, a Quaker from Hull who was one of the seven young men from churches ...
CTBI delegation from Britain and Ireland to visit Italian refugee projects
Mar 31

CTBI delegation from Britain and Ireland to visit Italian refugee projects

Between Monday 3 and Saturday 8 April, seven young men from churches across Britain and Ireland will visit Italy to hear first hand testimony from refugees and staff in camps and support projects on the islands of Sicily and Lampedusa. The fact-finding trip is organised by Churches Together in ...
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity “Crossing Barriers” material resonates with division and barriers in Europe
Jan 11

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 – ...
A prayer on Christmas Morning
Dec 25

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 ...
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