Friday, September 11, 2015

Come to live in our homes, church people tell migrants

From The Church Times-

CHURCH leaders have joined politicians, charity workers, and thousands of individuals offering their own homes to accommodate refugees fleeing war-torn Syria.

The crisis, which has seen thousands of Syrians risk their lives to seek asylum overseas, has triggered a national social-media campaign, #refugeeswelcome, that is encouraging people in the UK to open their homes to those in need.

The campaign is widely supported by churches and cathedrals. The Dean of York, the Very Revd Vivienne Faull, has offered one of York Minster’s vacant properties to accommodate a refugee family.

"York has a long history of offering sanctuary, and I would welcome the chance to convene a meeting so we can respond to this crisis as a city and commit to welcoming some families," she said.

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