"Those of us who leave our homes in the morning and expect to find them when we go back - it's hard for us to understand what the experience of a refugee is like.”
We urgently require donations of warm clothing, sleeping bags and financial donations. Financial donations are often preferable to food when transporting over distances so that agencies working on the ground can purchase locally, supporting local businesses, reducing carbon footprint and ensuring that resources are used most effectively. There is one poignant anecdote being passed around recently of a donation of a supply of oil-filled plug-in electric radiators from UNCHR being used by refugees to sit on - not having any electric supply in their camps to connect them to!
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During his ministry, Jesus was forced to wander from place to place, as King of a world hostile to him. He was ejected from the Holy City, the place his own Heavenly Father was said to inhabit, and crucified on a rubbish dump. Christians find solidarity with refugees since their own identity is inextricably linked to Jesus.
Jesus, and therefore Christians too, belong to a people indelibly marked by stories of Exodus and exile. Like the millions of Syrians today, Jesus and his family were forced to flee their home and find refuge. In Jesus’ case the destination was Egypt, the very place that his family’s ancestors fled in the time of Moses.
Leviticus 19:33-34; 24:22
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Our Parish Safeguarding Co-ordinator, Mrs Irene Mortimore who can be contacted through the church office on 01872 495121. | And our Diocesan Safeguarding Adviser, Sarah Acraman who can be contacted on 01872 274351.
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Local Authority Children’s Social Care: 0300 123 1116 | Local Authority Adult’s Social Care: 0300 1234131
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