Anna Hjälm

Conviviality – a Mechanism of Inclusion

“How is it possible to live together in a Europe of increasing diversity and growing inequality?” This question was raised by the solidarity group, diaconal actors from the three European regions, within the Lutheran World Federation working to reform community diaconia in Europe.  https://vimeo.com/509784870 Above you find a recording of the lunch bite webinar Diaconal practice …

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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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