Launch of the Year of European Churches Responding to Migration 2010Launch of the Year of European Churches Responding to Migration 2010

Budapest, 25-27 November 2009

A meeting of some 70 representatives of churches from across Europe and participants from other world regions today in Budapest launches the focus year of “European Churches responding to Migration” - a joint initiative of the Conference of European Churches and the Churches´ Commission for Migrants in Europe.

Tonight´ s official launch is hosted by the Reformed Church in Hungary and “marks the beginning of activities by which churches in Europe seek to make visible the churches’commitment to strangers, responding to the message of the Bible, which insists on the dignity of every human being throughout the year 2010”, the General Secretary of the Conference of European Churches, the Ven. Colin Williams, stated. “Churches shall be encouraged to...

 

HEARING EUROPEAN CHURCHES RESPONDING TO MIGRATION
Opening worship

Opening Worship: Preacher: Rev. András Lovas, Reformed Church in Hungary, Budapest

Testimonies on the UNITY dimension of churches´ work on migration

Churches responding to migration – the WITNESS dimension

Churches responding to migration – the ADVOCACY dimension

 Hearing Conclusions by Ms Franca Di Lecce, CCME Vice-Moderator

Testimony by Rvd Crispin Kashale, a migrant from the Democratic Republic of the Congo to Norway