Migration

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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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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Who Killed Reza?

He closes the door to his apartment, takes off his shoes and jacket in the corridor before going into the living room. He sits on his armchair and opens his iPad to play  The Search by NF. After a minute he gets up, goes to the kitchen and drinks a glass of cold water.  – …

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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

Breathe

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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