Anna Hjälm

Confronting Anti-Semitism: Information, education and then?

How do we live together? That was one of the topics discussed in a zoomcast titled Confronting Antisemitism: Religious Grassroots Responses held on October 14th.  The speakers touched upon several aspects of contemporary Anti-Semitism, root causes and ways forward. Johanan Seynave from the European Jewish Congress pointed out that there is still a lack of political …

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“To Do What I Do Better!”

Today the second cohort of the growing AWON Practitioners Network held its first meeting. This time the group is made up by 10 practitioners working in Hungary, Slovakia, Sweden, UK, Ireland, and Germany. Their field of expertise and engagement stretches from providing legal aid, psychological empowerment, support for young and employment opportunities to new refugees …

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Rich Conversation at Kaiciid Forum on Social Inclusion in Europe

When Kaiciid’s 2nd European Policy Dialogue Forum on Refugees and Migrants started on November 3 it was with a heavy heart. The night before a terrorist had shot and killed four persons in down-town Vienna. Together we joined Austria in a minute of silence, mourning with those who lost loved ones in the attack.  To me, and I am sure many …

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Wobbly letters over a bed in a dormatory saying: Love mother.

Some just want to go home

In the year 2017,  31.000 unaccompanied minors applied for asylum in the EU. In 2015,  it was 95.200. Wherever we go, regardless of which country we visit, this group is mentioned. It is clear that their faith and future are of concern to many volunteers and practitioners. Without networks, often with trauma from their place of origin …

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