Church of England - Diocese in Europe

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MIGRATION – An issue affecting us all?

Saturday 9th March 2019,  10:00 - 16:00 (9.30 Coffee)
at All Saints’ Church Vevey. 

The day will be led by Rebecca Boardman from USPG (United Society-Partners in the Gospel). After studying Geography Rebecca spent a year on a USPG placement with the Episcopal Church in the Philippines, a church embedded within the opportunities and challenges of both domestic and international migration. In 2016 Rebecca held the role of Refugee Response Facilitator for St Paul’s Anglican Church in Athens, coordinating the ecumenical network Churches Together for Refugees in Athens, liaising with UN agencies and humanitarian actors and managing the social programme funded by the Diocese in Europe, Church of England and USPG. She has since taken up the post of Programmes Manager at USPG with a thematic focus on the issues of migration and ecological justice and which has included working closely with the Diocese in Europe.

The morning will provide us with the global and European background and context of this issue, alongside a biblical reflection on migration and movement of peoples. The afternoon will be more practical as we look at some case studies and examples of local response and explore how our own churches could develop their response. 

About USPG       

REGISTRATION - Contact Elizabeth Bussman by 4.3.19.

Cost: CHF 20.- includes lunch and refreshments (payable on the day)


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