RESPONDING TO NEED The photos of a Turkish Gendarme cradling the limp body of Aylan Kurdi have stirred emotions worldwide. It’s an arresting image which will forever define a wealth of issues that are complex and painful – 5,000 camped at Calais, 2,000 drowned this year alone in the Mediterranean, 2 million camped along the borders of Turkey, over 50 million refugees worldwide.
Processing the details is hard enough but formulating a meaningful, personal response that will make a difference is equally challenging. In our ‘Secret Church’ and Harvest Services in the coming weeks we will take collections for organizations wrestling with the refugee crisis. However, there are resources to help us all consider what an authentic Christian response might look like. I encourage you to try some of these for starters:
- A resources sheet on the Mission Table, produced by Leicester Diocese;
- The Croydon Refugee Day Center need food, clothing and money for newly arriving asylum seekers – see their website for more details.
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Click here to download the resources sheet mentioned above Resources for Christians thinking about migration