Category: Christian Responses

The Church has been celebrating the World Day of Migrants and Refugees (WDMR) since 1914. It is always an occasion to express concern for different vulnerable people on the move; to pray for them as they face many challenges; and to increase awareness about the opportunities that migration offers. Every

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Christianity For further Information and contact addresses for the various Christian Churches, please contact: The Irish Council of Churches Address: Inter-Church Centre, 48 Elmwood Avenue, Belfast, BT9 6AZ Telephone: 028 0966 3145 Email: ien@irishchurches.org Web: www.irishchurches.org Numbers of people affiliated to Christian denominations in N Ireland, as reported in the

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‘The heart of Christianity is hospitality’Jean Varnier in ‘Something Understood’, BBC Radio 4, Palm Sunday, 2009 ‘The command to love your neighbour extends to everybody who lives near you and everybody you meet in the six days between attending church. … We should avoid thinking of ‘church’ as simply a

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Embracing the Stranger God is portrayed in the scriptures as identifying with fallen and broken humanity. God revealed Himself as the God of the outsider when He intervened in the lives of the Israelites in Egypt. His liberation of His people from their oppression displayed His commitment to the marginalized

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Irish Churches recognised the biblical imperative to practice hospitality, inclusiveness, advocacy, and the importance of promoting intercultural dialogue when they endorsed the Irish Churches Affirmations on Migration, Diversity and Interculturalism in 2010. What the Bible says About the Stranger: Biblical Perspectives on Racism, Migration, Asylum and Cross-Community Issues, Second Revised

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