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.