Refugee Situation

Welcoming the Stranger – A Guide

A ground-breaking document written by the Justice and Peace Commission in conjunction with other church leaders has now been published.

The innovative guide – Welcoming the Stranger – is intended for churches and other groups to help them find a way to respond positively to the refugee crisis. With easy to read sections and important factual information the guide busts myths that have grown up to describe this national and global crisis. Importantly the document offers clear guidance and support to help church communities, and others, offer practical help as they seek to welcome the stranger.

Click here to download the document.

Annual Assembly: Welcoming the Stranger on Saturday 25th June 2016 10am-4.30pm

This year’s J&P Commission Annual Assembly ‘Welcoming the Stranger’ is on Saturday 25th June at LACE, from 10.00 to 4.30.  After the archbishop has opened the day with prayer,  a group of asylum seekers will tell the stories of why they left, what their journey was like and what sort of a welcome they have found here.  After that comes some theology and a chance to discuss with others the issues that arise. The afternoon is filled with practical workshops to help people prepare to become involved in a practical response. The day aims not only to give information but also to prepare people to get involved.