Posts Tagged “refugees”

Those Who Dream: Christian Responses to Migration (27 October)

By |

Those Who Dream: Christian Responses to Migration (27 October)

Union Chapel in Islington are hosting an event around Those Who Dream: Christian Reflections on Europe’s Responses to Migration in Europe on Saturday 27 October. The theological event aims to: honour Christian work for justice for refugees and migrants; raise delegates’ eyes beyond crisis responses; seek guidance in the sources of our faith; and ask what…

Read more »

Refugee Highway Partnership Roundtable 2019 in Sarajevo (4-8 February)

By |

Refugee Highway Partnership Roundtable 2019 in Sarajevo (4-8 February)

The Refugee Highway Partnership is running its Roundtable 2019 on 4–8 February in Sarajevo. Around 150 refugee workers along with church and mission leaders from across Europe are expected to attend this 17th annual event to be encouraged and share resources, best practices and practical ideas for ministering to refugees. The 2019 theme is ‘Removing…

Read more »

Sanctuary Sunday – rationale and resources

By |

Sanctuary Sunday – rationale and resources

Where does the idea of sanctuary come from? And why Sanctuary Sunday? The Bible contains the command to “love your neighbour as yourself.” Yet this commandment is stated only once in Hebrew Scriptures (Leviticus 19:18). On the other hand there is an oft-repeated requirement in Hebrew Scriptures to “love the stranger”. There is no other…

Read more »

Could your church or group screen The Peace Between?

By |

Could your church or group screen The Peace Between?

The Peace Between is a short film that features three friendships between a European and an asylum seeker or refugee. It’s a film about people and friendship rather than politics and it has been supported by the European Evangelical Alliance (EEA) “It’s portrays a metaphorical road trip through the lives of six characters in three…

Read more »

Italian judge frees NGO Proactiva’s Open Arms vessel

By |

Italian judge frees NGO Proactiva’s Open Arms vessel

The Preliminary Investigative Judge of Ragusa, Giovanni Giampiccolo, has ordered the release of the Open Arms, a ship operated by the Spanish NGO Proactiva. According to a Reuters report that had visibility of the court order, “the rescue on March 15 of 218 migrants off the Libyan coast by humanitarian group Proactiva Open Arms was…

Read more »

Mediterranean Hope: new sea rescue collaboration by Italian churches

By |

Mediterranean Hope: new sea rescue collaboration by Italian churches

The Council of the FCEI (the Federation of Evangelical Churches in Italy) has agreed to expand the work of their refugee and migrant programme Mediterranean Hope with a new strand of activity that will support organisations that undertake this humanitarian work and participate in search and rescue missions in the Mediterranean Sea. A team from…

Read more »

Refugee Family Reunion Bill passes next stage in UK Parliament #FamiliesTogether

By |

Refugee Family Reunion Bill passes next stage in UK Parliament #FamiliesTogether

The Refugee Family Reunion Bill passed another stage in its progression through the UK Parliament with its second reading in the House of Commons on 16 March 2018. Introduced as a Private Members Bill by the SNP’s Angus MacNeil back in July 2017, the proposed legislation hopes to improve the UK’s laws on the rights…

Read more »

CTBI’s Churches’ Refugee Network meets

By |

CTBI’s Churches’ Refugee Network meets

CTBI’s Churches’ Refugee Network met again this afternoon in London. Individuals involved in supporting and improving the asylum process as well as representatives from a wide range of (mostly) faith-based NGOs working in the refugee sector. Attendees heard an update from Refugee Action‘s CEO Stephen Hale about the organisation’s plan for a three year campaign…

Read more »

WCC & ecumenical partners co-host UN symposium on migration (22 Jan)

By |

WCC & ecumenical partners co-host UN symposium on migration (22 Jan)

The World Council of Churches and ecumenical partners are co-hosting an event on migration and displacement at United Nations on Monday 22 January 2018. Proceedings from the United Nations headquarters in New York will be streamed online from 2pm until 10pm (GMT). Why do people move? When their movement is forced, how should this be…

Read more »

Human Flow: Ai Weiwei’s perspective-giving primer on global migration

By |

Human Flow: Ai Weiwei’s perspective-giving primer on global migration

Rather than pick a few interesting personal stories out of the millions of displaced people across the globe, Ai Weiwei keeps his focus on the scale of the worldwide Human Flow in his new documentary. By stretching the narrative across 23 different countries, Ai Weiwei also zooms out from the handful of countries normally associated…

Read more »