Churches as witness to inclusive communities in Europe

Various forms of exclusion exist in societies, and are becoming even more dramatic. Vulnerable groups of migrants are particularly affected by exclusion, e.g. asylum applicants and undocumented migrants, children of migrants, but also ethnic minorities are often marginalised. Anti-discrimination legislation provides an important instrument even if it also poses challenges and needs improvement.

Therefore, priorities will be:

  • Anti-discrimination legislation: monitoring and promotion in churches
  • Inclusion of ethnically discriminated groups: within church and society
  • Churches addressing racism