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Supporting asylum seekers and refugees (5th edition)

An updated resource from the Church of Ireland Refugee Working Groups, highlighting opportunities to become more involved in this area of ministry and service.

The resource covers:

• examples of the Church’s current and past responses to the refugee crisis;

• how members of the Church can offer support for asylum seekers and refugees;

• definitions, statistics and processes for asylum and refugee resettlement; and

• responses by associated missionary societies and ecumenical networks.

A growing number of parishes and cathedrals across the island of Ireland are working with and supporting asylum seekers and refugees in their communities. The Church – at several levels – also responds through financial appeals, working with other organisations at home and abroad, and overseas visits to encourage people who have been displaced and are living away from their homes.