Refugee Crisis



REFUGEE CRISIS
 
 

Refugee Crisis 2015

As individuals and a church community, we are moved and compelled to respond in some way to the refugee crisis that is continuing across Europe. As a church we have made an immediate response by way of a financial gift to Tear Fund, specifically for work in this situation.
We have also contacted Reigate and Banstead council members, and enquired what their response would be and indicating we would like to support refugees who are placed in the borough.
We would like to encourage all at RBC to continue to pray for this situation, individually, and in growth groups and prayer groups, and consider how we each individually respond.

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The following websites may be helpful as you think and pray this through:
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Tear Fund
http://www.tearfund.org/en/about_you/resources/for_churches/syria_crisis_resources/
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World Vision
http://www.worldvision.org.uk/get-involved/prayers/refugee-crisis
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24/7 prayer
http://www.24-7prayer.com/blog/2505/the-refugee-crisis-we-don-t-know-the-answer-but-we-know-we-have-to-pray
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All of these contain background information and suggestions for prayer.

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If you would like to consider more practical support of refugees in UK, take a look at this german based organisation 'Refugees Welcome'
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http://www.refugees-welcome.net/#countries
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or this US based one ' we welcome refugees'
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http://wewelcomerefugees.com
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It is possible to support refugees currently at Calais through an organisation called 'Calaid'
http://www.calaid.co.uk
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and even buy things direct from amazon to be delivered there. We would suggest these are done individually by those who feel they would like to contribute in this way.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/registry/wishlist/1P2RJO27Q6N2T/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_ws_HdU5vb917CQ5B