Posts Tagged “Sicily”

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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The ecumenical challenge of migration

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The ecumenical challenge of migration

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. We can describe ecumenism as a desire to be together all over again felt by different Christian denominations. It’s a…

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Meeting ‘the real flesh of Christ’ amid suffering and hope in Lampedusa

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Meeting ‘the real flesh of Christ’ amid suffering and hope in Lampedusa

The Irish News – one of Northern Ireland’s three daily newspapers – carried two articles on refugees in its Faith Matter section today. The first by Alan Meban (who manages the Focus on Refugees website and social media) begins by quoting Dom Carmelo, the Catholic priest on the island of Lampedusa, who spent time with the CTBI delegation which visited…

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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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CTBI delegation returns home from visiting refugee projects in Italy

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CTBI delegation returns home from visiting refugee projects in Italy

“Having visited Lampedusa and heard people’s stories, I’m shocked by the horror of what they have experiences on their journeys over. I’m left feeling I must do more. We must do more.” That was the reaction of Sam Donaldson, a Quaker from Hull who was one of the seven young men from churches across Britain…

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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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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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