Posts Tagged “Italy”

Meet Luca Maria Negro

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Meet Luca Maria Negro

CTBI’s Christine Elliott recently returned from a fact-finding visit to projects in Rome. Over the coming week’s she’ll be blogging about her encounters. Meet Luca Maria Negro, the President of the Federation of Protestant Churches in Italy (FCEI). The FCEI set up the work of Mediterranean Hope in 2013 following the ghastly situation on 3…

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“Human life has no value there”

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“Human life has no value there”

Damian Jackson is programme officer for the Irish Council of Churches and co-led the recent CTBI delegation to visit refugee projects in Italy. He wrote the lead article for this week’s Church of Ireland Gazette. An abbreviated version of his article is reproduced below. “Human life has no value there.” Emmanuel was telling me of his…

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Reflections from CTBI group who visited Mediterranean Hope refugee projects in Lampedusa & Sicily

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Reflections from CTBI group who visited Mediterranean Hope refugee projects in Lampedusa & Sicily

A short video captures reflections of some of the group who spent time with Mediterranean Hope projects in Lampedusa and Sicily in April 2017. The visit was organised by Churches Together in Britain and Ireland.  You can read more about the visit on this Focus on Refugees website.

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“Media silence has to stop”

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“Media silence has to stop”

Jake Convery is a United Reformed Church Youth Assembly representative to its General Assembly and its Mission Council as well as organist at Congleton URC and director of music at Saint Andrew’s URC, Hampstead. He was part of the ecumenical delegation that visited refugee projects in Sicily and Lampedusa earlier this month. On his blog…

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I felt different … something had changed in my life

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I felt different … something had changed in my life

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. – – – When I returned from Italy to Storrington on Saturday evening I felt different. It was as if…

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Pilgrimage: My heart won’t be the same …

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Pilgrimage: My heart won’t be the same …

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. – – – For me our Italian trip was like a pilgrimage. A pilgrimage to the profound wounds of humanity….

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CTBI delegation from Britain and Ireland to visit Italian refugee projects

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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 Britain and Ireland (CTBI) and follows…

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Humanitarian Corridor opens from Lebanon to France, building on Italian pilot

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Humanitarian Corridor opens from Lebanon to France, building on Italian pilot

An agreement has now been signed to open a humanitarian corridor from Lebanon to France. Last month, an Italian humanitarian corridor pilot project which has brought approximately 700 Syrian refugees safely and legally from Lebanon to Italy celebrated its first anniversary. Pastor Luca Maria Negro is President of the Federation of Evangelical Churches in Italy…

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UNHCR report on Desperate Journeys

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UNHCR report on Desperate Journeys

Movement has continued but taken more diversified and dangerous journeys after increased border restrictions were introduced in 2016 aimed at restricting refugee and migrant movements towards and inside Europe. This is the conclusion of the Desperate Journeys report (full PDF) published by the UN’s Refugee Agency, UNHRCR. “The lack of accessible and safe pathways leads…

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Sharp rise in number of refugees stranded in Greece, sea rescues continue

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Sharp rise in number of refugees stranded in Greece, sea rescues continue

Refugees continue to arrive in Europe by sea and land routes. IOM estimate that by 21 September, a total of 317,228 migrants and refugees have arrived in Europe since the start of 2016. While stories of rescue at sea can no longer be found leading TV news bulletins or dominating newspaper front pages, out of the…

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