Christian Aid is hoping to alter the perception of refugees with a new campaign called Change the Story.
The charity says that the ‘stories we hear and the stories we tell are important. They help us shape our thoughts, form our opinions and set the agenda. So when refugees are portrayed negatively in the media, their inherent dignity is challenged’.
Change the Story aims to encourage supporters to write, talk and pray about refugees. Initially, they are asking people to write to their newspaper advocating that refugees deserve to be treated with dignity and compassion.
For more details on Change the Story see the Focus on Refugees website.