A World of Neighbours Network

“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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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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Is Europe Closing the Borders?

The recent changes in migration policy being considered by the European Union and how the grassroots foster the political will needed to cope with these changes in a constructive way was discussed in A World of Neighbours December zoomcast. Professor Peo Hansen has studied the European collaboration around asylum since the beginning of the 1990’s. …

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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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A new beginning

– I was happy in Sweden, had friends who loved me and a clear vision about my future. After a long time I had finally started to feel at home again, but then all that collapsed and I became all alone, again, says Arash Khawari. – As a child my dream was to become a …

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Basira

My Name is Basira

“I paint to express what I feel deep inside, the passion for living in freedom, the love of nature and the art of being human. To me, what race and gender you have doesn’t matter, or the boundaries that religion and tradition require. I reach out beyond borders and nations to make friends and show …

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“Governments Need to Know that We Care about Refugees”

Igor Chubaryov’s grandparents fled from pogroms. His parents left Ukraine with other Jews after the Nazis attacked. When he was 24 years old, he escaped Russian persecution and resettled in New York. Now Chubaryov helps fellow refugees as a New York-based program manager for HIAS. Sabrina Lustgarten’s grandparents escaped Nazi persecution in Poland and found …

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