Matthew 7:12 “in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you”

Whatever your faith, it’s impossible to see the images and videos of the current refugee crisis and not be moved by it. Not all are coming from identical situations, but when we see some measure of the things these people are fleeing from – persecution, oppression, loss of property, dignity and fear of death – it stirs something in our hearts. Most of us in the UK are immeasurably better off by comparison to those seeking asylum from warzones, oppressive regimes and religious extremism.

Home for Good put out an excellent video recently giving some suggestions for how we can respond to what’s going on. It’s aimed at Christians in particular, but there are points of action that anyone can take up:


Refugee crisis : an urgent call to action from Home for Good on Vimeo.

In all of this remember that, there but for the grace of God go we. You never know where life will take you. One day you may find yourself seeking asylum in a new land. Let’s demonstrate the kind of love that we would hope to be shown if we were in their shoes.

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