European churches are being encouraged to deepen their efforts in receiving, supporting and protecting refugees who arrive in the region. The call has been made by the World Council of Churches (WCC), the Conference of European Churches (CEC) and the Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe (CCME) in a letter issued jointly.
The letter states: ‘In this critical moment, ecumenical cooperation in the response is especially important, in order to enhance the collective impact of our various activities, to encourage others and to give a common witness of compassion, justice and peace’.
For more details see the WCC website.
For more responses by the churches and Christian organisations see our roundup.