04 July 2016
Made for goodness - a JPIT report on the refugee crisis
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 response.
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 own."
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.