BOOK | Strangers in the Kingdom

Today’s refugee crisis has engulfed public policy and politics in countries around the world, deeply dividing communities. With increased migration many fear terrorism, crime and a dilution of their perceived national identity, while others embrace it as an inevitable reality of the globalized world in which we live. But what does the Bible have to say about migration and displacement and how refugees, migrants, and the stateless [...]

January 25th, 2019|

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Pray and get involved

Prayer letter Dear Friends, As it is possible to read in newspapers and on various web portals, the number of refugees in Bosnia and Herzegovina is rising. The refugees currently in Bosnia are casualties of the local social and political context. They are facing the fear of not knowing what’s going to happen with them, often with no or limited access to the basic hygiene, food and [...]

June 14th, 2018|

Refugee Days 2018: Engagement for young refugees

Refugee Days in June 2018 People all over Europe are called to focus on those people that are less privileged. The World Refugee Sunday (17 / 24. June) and the World Refugee Day (June 20th) will focus on young refugees that had no choice and had to leave their parents way too early. Join the initiative to support this vulnerable group. Who would send his only sixteen [...]

June 14th, 2018|

Refugee Sunday 2018 is coming!

20th June is World Refugee Day, an annual opportunity to highlight refugee issues. The 2 Sundays before and after this day are World Refugee Sundays. So, for 2018, these are 17th and 24th June. Churches, NGOs, projects, individuals all choose to mark these Sundays in different ways. The World Evangelical Alliance hopes we will use the hashtags #WorldRefugeeSunday and #RefugeeHighway to share what they are doing in [...]

June 14th, 2018|

Unlikely friendships

The European Evangelical Alliance is not in the habit of getting involved in film projects. But it made an exception for “The Peace Between”, a short documentary, giving a glimpse of 3 genuine friendships between a European and a displaced person. We knew that it could powerfully open up non-political, honest and respectful discussion about how we all feel about foreigners moving into our neighbourhoods. This kind of dialogue [...]

June 14th, 2018|

Introducing ‘The Peace Between’

Three countries. Six nationalities. One film. The Peace Between explores how unlikely friendships can begin and continue to grow. We meet three Europeans who have had displaced people come into their country and their lives. And we meet the people who have travelled thousands of kilometres to seek sanctuary in Europe. These are friendships that grew in spite of huge differences. The teams who have made the [...]

June 14th, 2018|

Mobilised for Unaccompanied Minors

More than 170,000 asylum-seeking children and youth have arrived alone in Europe since 2015. As the Church responds, it can be beneficial to come together to consider how God asks us to continue to care for these youth. How can we share resources and learnings? What do we still need to better understand about their experiences and their dreams for their futures? Where does a dialogue on [...]

June 14th, 2018|

D2uble Penalty: Refugees and freedom of religion or belief

On Wednesday 31st May, the European Evangelical Alliance organised, as part of The Refugee Campaign, a hearing in the European Parliament: "D2uble Penalty: Refugees and freedom of religion or belief". The event was co-hosted by Messrs Branislav Škripek & Lars Adaktusson, Members of the European Parliament. 50 participants attended the hearing session, included some Members of the European Parliament and their office. This was the occasion to raise awareness on [...]

June 9th, 2017|

A new resource helping Churches to meet the emotional needs of refugees

Many refugees have been in survival mode for so long they have forgotten how to grieve. Some feel traumatised by their memories of the past, and others are worn down through the complicated procedures on which their hopes for a new start rest. The challenges of gaining legal status, finding housing, securing employment and learning language are important to work through in the process of integration, but [...]

March 29th, 2017|

Update from Itzinya

There were expectations in the air as people mingled with coffee and cake. A fresh blend of well established Swedish business people, family and friends from Syria, representatives from different governmental functions, even a representative from the Swedish Parliament and media were filling the room. "We are proud to present a group of 9 entrepreneurs who will pitch their business ideas today" said Hakan Sandberg, the founder [...]

March 8th, 2017|
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