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Rev Ruth Gee
05 Sep
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Lament for Aylan

Aylan Kurdi, aged 3, from Kobani was washed up on a Turkish beach near Bodrum in September 2015.  He was just one of thousands fleeing for safety from Syria and other parts of the world. The local fisherman who discovered ...

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Archbishop Philip Tartaglia
05 Sep
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Tartaglia: Britain needs to open its heart and its borders to the refugees

In an article in today’s Herald the Archbishop of Glasgow, Philip Tartaglia, says the images of three-year-old Aylan Kurdi, whose lifeless body was washed up on a Turkish beach, was a landmark moment in the crisis which brought society to ...

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Quakers in Britain
05 Sep
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Quakers urgently call for safe paths for refugees

The unfolding crisis of refugees fleeing across Europe, has prompted Quakers in Britain to urge the UK Government and other European Governments to create secure paths to safety. Quakers’ representative body meeting in London on Saturday (05 September) made this ...

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04 Sep
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UK should take more Syrian refugees: 10,000 is a minimum, says Christian Aid

Christian Aid today welcomed Prime Minister David Cameron’s pledge that the UK will increase the number of Syrian refugees it allows in, but said the numbers must be ambitious. It also added its voice to a call for all EU ...

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Fred Drummond
04 Sep
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Lord have mercy – a prayer for the refugee crisis

In response to the current refugee crisis Fred Drummond, director of prayer and Scotland for the Evangelical Alliance, has written this prayer. Lord have Mercy Gracious God, For every tear streaked child For every voiceless mother For every desperate father ...

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Most Rev David Chillingworth
03 Sep
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Migrant crisis: ‘We need a major public debate’ says Primus of Scottish Episcopal Church

The Most Rev David Chillingworth, Bishop of St Andrews, Dunkeld & Dunblane and Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church says: The image of the body of a young boy lying drowned on a beach encapsulates the humanitarian tragedy of the ...

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Archbishop Justin Welby
03 Sep
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Archbishop of Canterbury on the refugee crisis: ‘We cannot turn our backs’

In a statement on the refugee crisis facing Europe and the Middle East, the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Revd Justin Welby, said today: “This is a hugely complex and wicked crisis that underlines our human frailty and the fragility ...

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03 Sep
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Video: Faith leaders speak out after emergency refugee summit

The Church of Scotland is working with the Scottish government and third sector groups to take immediate compassionate action on the refugee crisis as thousands of families fleeing confict in Syria continue to arrive in Europe. Rev Sally Foster Fulton, ...

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