Posts Tagged “Christmas”

A Christmas Prayer for Refugees

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A Christmas Prayer for Refugees

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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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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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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Clerics camp out to raise money for Trócaire & Tearfund

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Clerics camp out to raise money for Trócaire & Tearfund

Clergymen sitting outside churches in the run up to Christmas is a bit of a Northern Ireland tradition! Buried deep in the job description to be Dean of St Anne’s Cathedral is a week long stint standing over a collection barrel in near zero temperatures outside the Belfast church. Yet over the years each incumbent…

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