Posts Tagged “Scicli”

First Christmas as the mother of a young infant

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First Christmas as the mother of a young infant

One conversation in April this year returns to me more than any other this year. It lurks in my mind and its memory steps out into the path of my thinking when I least suspect it. Over the last couple of days in church as we’ve sung familiar carols about the birth of Christ, my…

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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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Serial trafficking, kidnapping & abuse is the norm en route to the Libyan coast

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Serial trafficking, kidnapping & abuse is the norm en route to the Libyan coast

The torrential rain flooding the pavement outside was nothing compared with the dark cloud that gathered over the group as we listened to Esther (not her real name) recount her journey from Nigeria, through Niger, into Libya, to reach Italy. I was prepared to hear about a hazardous sea crossing. That’s that part of the…

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Methodists volunteering with Mediterranean Hope in Scicli

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Methodists volunteering with Mediterranean Hope in Scicli

English Methodists Lucy Boddington and Charlotte Humbly are volunteering this summer with the Mediterranean Hope charity in the town of Scicli on the island of Sicily. The charity was set up in response to the growing number of people making the sea crossing in to Italy. The students explain about the House of Cultures Project in which they are…

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