Made for goodness - a JPIT report on the refugee crisis
04 July 2016
The Joint Public Issues Team has created a
new briefing looking at the history and consequences of the
current humanitarian crisis and highlights four specific areas that
Churches can engage with and campaign on.
The briefing, "Made for goodness: A faithful response to the
refugee crisis", provides context and information on the refugee
crisis, biblical reflection and suggestions for an effective
65 million people are now either a refugee, internally displaced
or seeking asylum. That's one in every 113 people.
Bill Topping, Public Issues Team Member, said: "As
Christians, we have a key role to play in the upcoming months and
years, highlighting the ongoing plight of refugees and displaced
people. We must affirm the case for a human response to the crisis,
which recognises that we are all made for goodness, and that the
human dignity of refugees is intimately connected to our
The Joint Public Issues Team has combined expertise of the
Baptist Union, the Church of Scotland, the Methodist Church and the
United Reformed Church in the area of public issues.