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 12 […]
What happens in the long term to those people from Syria, Afghanistan, Eritrea, Somalia, Nigeria and many others fleeing war, violence and persecution, who come to live in the UK. The future of today’s migrants and refugees raises an urgent question about how the Church’s mission is shaped to respond to those to whom we pledge our loving service.
This year, resources for Racial Justice Sunday are available from the United Reformed Church (URC) and the Catholic Church in England and Wales. They can be used on Racial Justice Sunday or any time through the year. URC Resources from the URC for Racial Justice Sunday on 11 February 2018 take the theme of ‘staying […]
Churches are invited to hold a collection or soup lunch and use the worship materials, available to download, to reflect and pray for change on Church Action on Poverty Sunday, 11 February 2018. The day highlights Church Action on Poverty’s work aimed at listening to voices from the margins and making them heard, so that things can […]
Our society is witnessing rising levels of hate crimes related to racial and religious discrimination following the Brexit vote and a race disparity audit, published by the UK government in October 2017, found that ‘there is still a way to go before we have a country that works for everyone regardless of their ethnicity’. This Weekly Focus looks at issues of racial justice in the run-up to Racial Justice Sunday on 11 February 2018.
With the latest figures showing an increase in rough sleeping across Wales, the Archbishop of Wales, John Davies, is calling for a joint response to tackle the causes of homelessness. Figures released by the Welsh Government on 1 Feb 2018 show an increase of 33% on a single night in October 2017 and a 10% increase […]
This day conference is for all those working with Refugees, Asylum seekers, and Migrants. Programme 10.00 Registration and coffee 10.30 Welcome, introduction and setting the scene; Bishop Jonathan Clarke 10.45 Theological reflection and group work; Dr Jayme Reaves 11.30 The big picture: Refugees and IDPs worldwide; Christian Aid, Jenny Brown and John Plant 12.30 LUNCH […]
Following on from Homeless Sunday, which highlighted the fact that homelessness in England is rapidly rising, our Weekly Focus explores home and homelessness. This week’s prayer and reflection comes from the Dispossession Project, an interactive project from the Mission Theology Advisory Group (MTAG) that explores what ‘home’ means.
This Weekly Focus comes from the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 2018. Material originated by the Caribbean churches looks at how the Church is called to hear the voice of the poor, that is often silenced, but the disunity of the Church hinders this prophetic voice.
Homeless Sunday is a chance for churches and Christian groups to join together to pray, reflect and plan practical action on homelessness, as well as provide ‘a united Christian voice to offer solidarity and be a prophetic voice for change’. It is organised by Housing Justice and Scottish Churches Housing Action. Resources are available to […]