Forced migration is not a new phenomenon. Simply looking at Scripture shows this: over the thousands of years it covers, there are many references to people’s being forced to flee their homes to find safety. Indeed, Jesus and his family were themselves refugees in Egypt.
The Bible also talks about care for those who leave their own homes to enter new communities, especially when those who have entered are in need. It’s part of our Christian calling to love our neighbour, the person we encounter along the way.
So how do we live out this calling in today’s world? How can we respond to people seeking refuge and the questions around forced migration? Use the resources on this page – or contact our Churches Refugee Networking Officer, Joanna Schüder – to find out more about people who are coming to the UK fleeing persecution and armed conflict, what groups locally are doing to support them, and how you can get involved in prayer and action.
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