Welcome the Stranger
“We were living very well before the war, we were very happy. Then our house was destroyed, totally. We left Aleppo because of the war. We thought we would leave and come to Europe. So we came here. But now they are afraid of us.” – Mustafa
Around the world millions of people are being forced out of their homes because of war, with nowhere to go, and they face unwelcome in our countries.
There’s a thread that binds us together; that ties our lives to someone on the other side of the planet.
It’s time to make this shared earth a safe place for everyone.
We, as the church, cannot stay silent about refugees. We have a history of welcoming the stranger and loving the poor, and we follow a God who reminds us that we are bound together by the love of Christ.
It’s time to remind those in power that we will not stand for refugees being ignored. Their lives and their suffering is tied up in ours.
Demand better support for refugees.
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Living Lord Jesus, As we lift, turn, thread and tie knots in red ribbons, cloth or pieces of wool bind our lives ever closer with all who seek refuge, and may our hearts be entwined with all those in need of a safe place to call home. And may we never be tongue tied when we raise our voices to call for justice, for the widow, the orphan and the stranger. Amen.
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Read the Stories
It’s easy to feel disconnected from the wars happening around the world. Take 5 minutes of your day to sit down and read these stories from people who’ve fled war.
Add your voice to Christian Aid Collective's petition
We know that e-petitions don’t always get heard, so we’re creating a GIANT visual petition to show our political leaders that our lives are tied up in one another’s. Add your thread to our giant ball of wool.
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The Christian Aid Collective is a proud part of charity Christian Aid.
Christian Aid works in over 50 countries around the world taking action against the injustice in it and challenging the systems that keep people poor. From lobbying governments and the people in power to working with communities to protect themselves from climate change, violence and a lack of essential services.
And the Collective? We’re the young bit of Christian Aid. A movement for change made up of students and young people. We are creative activists and storytellers, sharing the tales of our community and the work of Christian Aid so we can make the world a whole lot better to be in.