Posts Tagged “CCME”

Invisible voices: findings from Refugees Reporting research

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Invisible voices: findings from Refugees Reporting research

The results of the Refugees Reporting project’s research found that 92% of UK news items on asylum and migration neither identify an individual refugee or migrant nor include their voice or experience. Across the seven European countries that were studied in this initial research, the UK was lowest with just 8% of news items on…

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Refugees Reporting to publish findings on Thursday (live-stream)

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Refugees Reporting to publish findings on Thursday (live-stream)

The Refugees Reporting research project which launched in December 2016 will publish its findings tomorrow (Thursday 16 November) in Brussels (with a live-stream available). In the reporting on refugee issues, refugees are very seldom heard themselves. This research examined how media in seven European countries portray refugees and how refugees could better represent themselves in…

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Lampedusa Ecumenical Statement

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Lampedusa Ecumenical Statement

The organisations which arranged the “Living and witnessing the border” conference in Palermo and Lampedusa issued a joint statement which emphasised the gospel imperatives to welcome, protect and nourish. CTBI’s Christine Elliott attended the conference and will post her reflections on the event which coincided with the fourth anniversary of the 3 October 2013 loss…

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“We have hope. We can move beyond borders … and walls in our hearts and minds”

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“We have hope. We can move beyond borders … and walls in our hearts and minds”

“Have no fear! Christ is Alive! We have hope. We can move beyond borders, physical barriers and walls in our hearts and minds.” That’s the sentiment that runs through a statement unanimously adopted by the members of the Churches’ Commission on Migrants in Europe (CCME) which met in Prague last week for its general assembly. “We…

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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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7 priority actions to protect all refugee and migrant children

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7 priority actions to protect all refugee and migrant children

78 organisations active in the field of children’s rights have strongly welcomed the focus on protecting children in migration at year’s European Forum on the Rights of the Child and they have identified seven priority ways in which EU leaders can better protect children. At least 1 in 3 people arriving to Greece by sea…

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Migration, Integration and European Values – faith leaders meet European Commission

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Migration, Integration and European Values – faith leaders meet European Commission

On Tuesday 29 November, senior Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu and Mormon leaders gathered for the 12th annual high-level meeting at the European Commission. This gathering focused on “Migration, Integration and European Values: Putting values into action”. Participants discussed a range of concerns relating to the global crises resulting in widespread migration to Europe, including the emergence…

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Migrants: from fear to compassion

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Migrants: from fear to compassion

The Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe (CCME) joined with CEC, COMECE to discuss the fears stirred up by mass migration with the Directorate General Justice and Consumers of the European Commission on 24 October. They met in advance of the annual EU religious leaders’ summit to be held on 29 November. Mass migration prompted…

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Have No Fear conference statement – churches should overcome hesitation to address the public

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Have No Fear conference statement – churches should overcome hesitation to address the public

A statement has been produced based on last week’s Have No Fear conference in Lunteren, organised by the Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe (CCME), the Conference of European Churches (CEC), the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the Protestant Church in the Netherlands (PKN). Between 14 and 16 June, sixty representatives of churches, ecumenical…

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Update on refugee situation from CCME’s Doris Peschke #HaveNoFear

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Update on refugee situation from CCME’s Doris Peschke #HaveNoFear

Doris Peschke is General Secretary of Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe. She addressed delegates attending the Have No Fear conference in Lunteren, Netherlands, organised by CCME, Conference of European Churches (CEC), World Council of Churches (WCC) and Protestantse Kerk. You can follow Doris’ slides below as you listen to the talk. Doris began by…

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