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Sean Hawkey / WCC

A church has been built in The Jungle from tarpaulin on a timber frame. Principally it is a church for the Ethiopian Orthodox community on the camp. Many Ethiopians are fleeing persecution, particularly the Oromo people who talk of a genocide against their people. Photo: Sean Hawkey / WCC

The links to the following organisations will contain further information and ideas about how Christians and churches can respond:

 

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.

 

@Home in a strange place

This is a collection of resources produced by the United Reformed Church to enable, encourage and stimulate what they call ‘sacred conversations’ on migration. The resource pack includes model conversations, reflections, poetry, worship and resolutions for churches and small groups to use.