Posts Tagged “Samos”

Faith leaders: shame of freezing refugees in Europe

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Faith leaders: shame of freezing refugees in Europe

“News that refugees have started freezing to death should shame us in 21st-century Europe.” That’s a sobering statement from a letter in today’s Daily Telegraph that has been signed by the former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams and other Christian and Jewish faith leaders. There have been reports throughout January highlighting the tented camps in Greece…

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“Their help & care for refugees oozes from a fountain of faith in Christ & a love for humanity”

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“Their help & care for refugees oozes from a fountain of faith in Christ & a love for humanity”

Maha Campbell is an elder in the Church of Scotland and was one of two Arabic speakers on the delegation of twelve women from Britain and Ireland who visited refugees, camps and projects in Greece at the end of May on a trip organised by Churches Together in Britain and Ireland. I was privileged to…

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Cecilia Taylor-Camara: “your name is written … in my book”

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Cecilia Taylor-Camara: “your name is written … in my book”

Cecilia Taylor-Camara is Secretary to the Office of Migration and Policy of the Conference of Catholic Bishops for England and Wales. She travelled to Greece at the end of May with CTBI and spent a week as part of a twelve woman delegation visiting refugee hotspots and refugee projects. When I set out with a…

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Day 1: Looking behind the veneer of Samos

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Day 1: Looking behind the veneer of Samos

Christine and Cecilia chatted this time last week as they looked back on their first full day in Greece with the delegation of twelve women from Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI). Each day this week we’re looking back at their trip and listening to their reflections. On Tuesday the group travelled to the…

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Women church leaders visiting Greek refugee hotspots

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Women church leaders visiting Greek refugee hotspots

Between 23 and 27 May, twelve women from churches across Britain and Ireland will visit refugee hotspots in Greece. They will hear first hand testimony of the conditions in refugee camps and support projects from refugees and workers. The group of ordained and lay women will visit both Idomeni (on the border between Greece and…

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