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Legal advice in the asylum procedure: Diakonie sees access to fair procedures at risk

DIAKONIE Austria expresses grave concern about proposed changes in legal assistance to asylum seekers: “About to create a blackbox in which people seeking protection and their access to a fair asylum procedure likely to disappear”. (Maria Katharina Moser, director DIAKONIE)…read more




Refugee Crisis: Declaration of the Bishops of Belgium

Thousands of refugees are at our gates today. They are fleeing war, violence, dangers and hopeless situations in massive number. They come here, in Europe and in Belgium, for protection, asylum and a better life. Because here, there is peace and well-being, even though it is not a paradise. Today, these hundreds of thousands of refugees are added to…read more




European Values and Migration – the added value of Churches and religious communities

In connection with the EMN Conference From Tampere 20 to Tampere 2.0. , the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland organizes a discussion event re. European Values and Migration (Wednesday 23 October 2019 13:30 – 16:30, Europe House, Malminkatu 16, Helsinki). The aim is to reflect on the impact of common European ….Read more




Recommandation Fédération Protestante de France

L’Assemblée Générale de la Fédération protestante de France (FPF), réunie à Paris les 27 et 28 janvier 2018, relance l’appel pour un accueil digne des exilés, lancé en 2015, avec fermeté et humanité dans la défense intransigeante de la dignité de chacun et la condamnation de tout ce qui humilie l’humanité dans l’Homme, ….READ MORE




EKD: Sea Watch confiscation meets with sharp criticism

“The criminalisation of sea rescues must end” – EKD Council Chair Bedford-Strohm criticises the confiscation of the Sea-Watch and the toughening of penalties planned for civilian sea rescuers in Italy.
Responding to current news about the situation of volunteers involved in civilian sea rescue operations in Italy, Bishop Heinrich Bedford-Strohm...Read more


“…and you invited me in”

God’s love is for the whole world and does not stop at national borders. God is close and he is merciful to each person in the same manner – regardless of the colour of their skin, their gender, nationality, religion or financial position. During these times of international crises, many are responding in ways of thinking that stops at their ….READ MORE




 New emergencies in the refugee situation in Greece


The Church of Greece commemorates people who have lost their lives at European borders, 2019


Ecumenical Refugee Program – Church of Greece

Subject: Major concerns of the ERP legal service relating to the implementation of Asylum Transitory Regime in Greece.
The Ecumenical Refugee Program (ERP), is a special service of the Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church of Greece that provides assistance to refugees and asylum seekers. The program runs different projects that have been financed by various sources,… READ MORE





Italian Campaign for Citizenship and Voting Rights for People of Foreign Origin

The Federation of Protestant Churches in Italy/Refugee and Migrant Service, in cooperation with several civil society organizations, launched a national campaign for Citizenship and Voting Rights for People of Foreign Origin.

Today, the number of people of foreign origin …READ MORE




Call to offer safe and legal routes for refugees

Europe finds itself confronting large numbers of refugees, many more then it has seen for a long time. These refugees can only find protection, in increasing measure, by travelling extremely dangerous routes. In doing so, they are obliged to cross borders illegally, for which they have recourse to human traffickers. The influx of refugees is creating a chaotic situation at the external borders … READ MORE




The EEA and Norway Grants

The European Economic Area (EEA) Grants and Norway Grants represent the contribution of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway to reducing economic and social disparities and to strengthening bilateral relations with 16 EU countries in Central and Southern Europe. ….READ MORE




Lampedusa: Más acciones y menos lamentos

El hundimiento de un barco con 500 pasajeros ha conmocionado a Europa, 200 muertos y cerca de 150 desaparecidos, muchos de ellos niños y mujeres embarazadas, ha hecho clamar por un cambio en la legislación europea. También se ha señalado la …READ MORE




A Time of Encounters

The study covers the period 2015-2016 and looks into the extent of the Church of Sweden’s work at parish level concerning asylum seekers and newly settled persons, as well as how the work is organized and which experiences are acquired in the work. ..READ MORE




Religious communities in Switzerland demand more protection for refugees. German, Français

JEÛNE GENEVOIS 2016 – A Day of Fasting and Prayer

Jeûne Genevois 2016 will be organised by the World Council of Churches and ‘Witnessing Together in Geneva’ at the Ecumenical Centre, 150 Route de Ferney, Geneva on 8th September under the theme: “Rising to the challenge of the migration: Are we all Noahs?”. ...READ MORE


United Kingdom


Hospitality and Sanctuary for All (Inderjit Bhogal)

This resource is supported by the Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI), and invites you to worship and pray, and reflect theologically around the themes of hospitality and sanctuary. Read more

Peacemaking Sunday: 18 September 2016 – “When I needed a neighbour”

Peacemaking Sunday is held each year on the nearest Sunday to the United Nations International Day of Peace on 21 September. The Church of Scotland, Baptist Union of Great Britain, the Methodist Church and United Reformed Church provide material each year for a service, including hymns, prayers, reflections and a visual meditation. The theme for this year’s resources is “Solidarity with refugees”. Read more…