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Those Who Dream: Christian Reflections on Migration
October 27, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Theology is a subject on perspective of religious scriptures. Take a deeper look at Europe’s Migration in the Christian point of view.
Here is the description of event from, https://www.unionchapel.org.uk/event/27-10-2018-those-who-dream/ :
Claude Moraes MEP – Labour MEP and Chair of the European Parliament’s Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee
Dorottya Nagy – Professor of Missiology, Protestant University of Amsterdam
Alfredo Abad—President Evangelical Church of Spain and Secretary of the Comisión de Ayuda al Refugiado
Jerry Kramer – Vicar General of Zanzibar Heather Roy – Secretary General, Eurodiaconia
Tsaurayi Mapfeka – Methodist Church of Zimbabwe
Simon Jones – Director of Ministerial Training, Spurgeon’s College
Danny Sriskandarajah – General Secretary, Civicus
Nadine Daniel – National Refugee Coordinator, Church of England
Jenny Brown – Christian Aid Tatiana Garavito – Society of Friends
A theological event which will:
Honour Christian work for justice for refugees and migrants;
Raise our eyes beyond crisis responses;
Seek guidance in the sources of our faith; and
Ask ourselves what we can do better, what more we can do and what we should do next.
It will engage Christian activists and those with curious minds who are committed to justice for refugees and migrants. Focusing on European responsibilities and standing up for the rights of those excluded by unjust systems.
Christians identify with the Jewish experience of exile and diaspora and the longing for home. This is both enriching and painful. God travels with the migrant spreading seeds of faith and hope in spite of challenges. God also travels with the Church in its journeying toward the Kingdom.
Our contemporary world puts intense restrictions on those who dream of a better future for themselves and their families. Migration provokes hostility and the increasingly hostile environment is profoundly worrying for the Christian conscience. Dreamers are those who hope for a change of fortune and a home, where they belong.
The day will:
Challenge UK isolationism;
Deep dive into biblical conceptions within the Hebrew and early church experience of migration;
Hear how theological reflection can move into political and social change;
Allow participants to share action.
Christian initiatives will be showcased and there will be encouragement to develop local action and national campaigning. The event will be creative and engaging, fast moving and reflective.
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