Our Weekly Focus features a reflection on a topical issue. The latest is based around Refugee Week, which runs from 18-24 June 2018, and Sanctuary Sunday, taking place on 24 June 2018. Refugee Week and Sanctuary Sunday 18-24 June 2018 Today, 244 million people are on the move as international migrants and over 65 million […]
Churches, Church leaders and aid organisations across Britain and Ireland are responding to the refugee crisis calling on their governments to take action, encouraging donations from church members and providing support where possible, often through partner organisations. Below we list the main initiatives from the churches, plus news relating to refugees and migration. Updated 19 […]
Theology for a Learning Church: Christian Education, Lay Formation and the Language of ‘Discipleship’. In the second annual David Goodbourn lecture, Professor Elaine Graham, Grosvenor Research Professor of Practical Theology, University of Chester, explored the perennial tension between Christian education for the ‘gathered’ and ‘scattered’ church, and considered what patterns of learning and […]
Update 4 May 2018. Bilingual Welsh/English version now available to download. This practical theological resource uses the document Christian Witness in a Multi-religious World: Recommendations for Conduct produced by the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the World Evangelical Alliance (WEA). It aims to help you: Gain a practical understanding towards application of the guidelines. Provide […]
The Centre for Theology and Justice was launched at Luther King House in Manchester on 10 May 2017. It is the culmination of various collaborations between Christian Aid, Church Action on Poverty, Churches Together in Britain and Ireland and Luther King House, and aims to be ‘a space and an opportunity for sharing reflections, resources […]
Take a look at our website dedicated to covering the refugee crisis in Europe. It aims to be a one-stop source of information covering news, policy, practical action and resources for those in the faith community interested in refugee and asylum issues. Visit www.focusonrefugees.org and let us know what you think of this crucial issue.