Leadership & Religion

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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Religious Leaders Send Strong Message as EU Presents Migration Pact

“Solidarity should be the guiding principle governing migration and particularly refugee reception,” the statement says. “We expect the EU to reject the discourse and politics of fear and deterrence, and to adopt a principled stance and compassionate practice based on the fundamental values on which the EU is founded.” The organisations issued the statement in advance …

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Archbishop Antje Hopes Network will Shape and Reshape Things in Sweden and Beyond

Losing control is normally not a sign of achievement. But seeing the A World of Neighbours network beginning to stand on its own feet, gives the Archbishop of Church of Sweden, Antje Jackelén, a sense of excitement. Part of, but not in control. Archbishop Antje Jackélen has a heart in the cause of A World …

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Anti-rasism demo Milan

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The health emergency has confronted us with our breathing. Normally breathing seems to be completely spontaneous – and when all goes well, it really happens automatically. What we have experienced in the last few months with COVID-19 has confronted us with the difficulties of breathing. Our multicultural congregation in Milan has some members who have …

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The Mayors of Sicily Welcome Refugees: “We need them.”

As the borders to Italy are reopened, several refugee boats have arrived at Sicily and Lampedosa and Italys minister for interior affairs has pleaded to the European Union for support. Many more migrants can be expected. The Maltese government has estimated around 600 000 people trapped in Libya, waiting to cross the Mediterranean Sea, according …

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