Posts Tagged “blog”

Martin Kettle: Don’t you love illegal immigrants?

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Martin Kettle: Don’t you love illegal immigrants?

Revd Martin Kettle is a policy advisor to the Church of England. Writing in a personal capacity, he recently penned a guest post titled ‘Don’t you love illegal immigrants?’ about othering, hostile environments and Christian love that was published on the blog of Bishop of Croydon, The Right Revd Jonathan Clark. Christians do not want…

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“The children of today are watching the way in which the country they call home responds to the needs of these children”

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“The children of today are watching the way in which the country they call home responds to the needs of these children”

Churches and faith groups across Britain and Ireland are sometimes criticised for the lack of bite to their criticism of at worst apathetic and at lethargic response to the refugee crisis inside Europe’s borders. In a blog post for the Joint Public Issues Team website, Grace Pengelly pulls no punches when she writes: I wonder…

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Julie Ward MEP visits camps: “Perhaps together we can make a difference?”

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Julie Ward MEP visits camps: “Perhaps together we can make a difference?”

Julie Ward, Labour MEP for the North West of England, visited the Jungle Camp in Calais in December and blogged about what she saw and heard. She returned to the less well known Grande-Synthe camp outside Dunkirk in January. The December storms that devastated some areas of the UK and Ireland in late December passed…

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“You can’t fit hospitality in a box”

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“You can’t fit hospitality in a box”

Daniel Singleton is the National Executive Director of FaithAction. In December he blogged … You can’t fit hospitality in a box At the height of the popular focus on the refugee crisis, bold promises were made and schemes were hatched as individuals and authorities tried to come up with ways to respond to what we…

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God’s concern for the outsider

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God’s concern for the outsider

The Scottish Bible Society’s head of Bible engagement, Adrian Armstrong blogged in January about Epiphany (Matthew 2 v 1, 11) … … when we remember the arrival of the Magi, Gentiles, outsiders, who came and bowed down to Jesus Christ. The arrival of these Eastern travellers was a fulfilment of God’s promises. To Abraham the…

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“History’s most famous refugee”

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“History’s most famous refugee”

A blog post at Christmas by Cinnamon Network’s founder Matt Bird took the topic of “history’s most famous refugee”. As Christmas approaches we remember the birth of history’s most famous refugee, Jesus Christ of Nazareth. The reigning King at the time of Jesus’s birth was fearful that his monarchy would be threatened by this child…

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