This new paper published in May 2018 by Christian Aid and Scottish Faiths Action for Refugees explores some of the Christian theological and scriptural issues as they relate to faith and forced migration.
The links to the following organisations will contain further information and ideas about how Christians and churches can respond:
- Jesuit Refugee Service – UK
- Churches Together in Britain and Ireland – Churches Refugee Network
- Churches Commission for Migrants in Europe
- Church of Scotland – prayers and resources from the Mission and Discipleship Council
Resources for Youth Groups
Living It: Refugees – is a ready to use resource for youth leaders from Christian Aid – providing material for a youth group session on refugees – the facts, the fiction and what we can do to help. Suitable for ages 11-18.
A Journey through the Bible for Migrants
‘On the road… A journey through the Bible for migrants’ is a booklet produced by the Scottish Bible Society that takes the reader on a journey through 33 Bible passages. The seven chapters correspond to different stages of the journey and contains several Bible passages to read and think about. The booklet also contains stories of people who share their experience of leaving their home country.
Statement of the United Free Church of Scotland
The Church and Society Committee of the United Free Church of Scotland have released a statement concerning the importance of, and reasons for working with refugees and asylum seekers.
Commemorate Persons who lost their lives on their way to seek safety
The Assembly of the Conference of European Churches held in Budapest in July 2013 renewed the call on churches “to commemorate those who have died on their journey to find a dignified life in Europe through an annual day of prayer.”
Information, Intercessions and Ideas can be found here.