Supporting asylum seekers and refugees
The Church of Ireland Refugee Working Groups have updated their resource on supporting asylum seekers and refugees, which highlights opportunities to become more involved in this area of ministry and service. This is now available at http://bit.ly/2GGEy0u
The resource covers the Church’s current and past responses to the refugee crisis; sources of further support for asylum seekers and refugees; definitions, statistics and processes regarding asylum and refugee resettlement; and examples of work undertaken by associated missionary societies and ecumenical networks.
Wicklow Parish Church is involved in a cross-community project which will bring a Syrian refugee family to live in the town. This is the first community sponsored refugee integration project on the island of Ireland.