Our Weekly Focus features a reflection and prayer on a topical issue. This week we look at the long term future for migrants and refugees who come to live in the UK:
12 – 18 February 2018
War, violence and persecution worldwide are causing more people than ever to be forcibly displaced, says UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. But what happens in the long term to those people 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.
5 – 11 February 2018
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.
29 January – 4 February 2018
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.
22 – 28 January 2018
Our first Weekly Focus is based on the reflection for day 5 of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, traditionally observed from the 18th to the 25th January. Resources for 2018 were produced in the Caribbean and use Exodus 15, a song of triumph over oppression, as the motif of the Week of Prayer. This Weekly Focus looks at pursuing economic justice.