Friday, January 1, 2016

Justin Welby to call on public to show refugees generosity and love

From The Guardian-

The archbishop of Canterbury is to call on the public to show generosity and love to refugees as a way of countering hatred and extremism in the world.

In his new year message to be broadcast by the BBC on Friday, Justin Welby will draw attention to Britain’s “long-established tradition of warmth and hospitality”.

British people, he will say, have always welcomed strangers, the poor and the weak: “In today’s world hospitality and love are our most formidable weapons against hatred and extremism.”

The mounting refugee crisis has preoccupied the Church of England and other faith communities throughout 2015. The leaders of the main religions in the UK have called on the government to increase the number of refugees fleeing conflict and persecution that the UK accepts.

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