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1 cec ccme churches’ commission for migrants in europe

2 cec ccme churches’ commission for migrants in europe migration 2010 european churches responding to migration 2010

3 The Conference of European Churches and the Churches' Commission for Migrants in Europe, at their parallel meetings in Cyprus, endorsed planning, launching and implementation of a joint year european churches responding to migration 2010 migration 2010 european churches responding to migration 2010

4 why a migration year 2010 ? The Conference of European Churches and the Churches' Commission for Migrants in Europe, at their parallel meetings in Cyprus, endorsed planning, launching and implementation of a joint year european churches responding to migration 2010 The presidents of CEC, the moderator of CCME, the General Secretaries of CCME and CEC, at their joint session 2008, Paralimni, Cyprus a “WORK IN PROGRESS” starts

5 why a migration year 2010 ? churches recognizing

6 migration is posing challenges to societies, political institutions and churches obligation on churches and each christian to “welcome the stranger” migration is an overall reality in society today R A T I O N A L E churches recognizing sociallytheologicallyhuman rights

7 M A I N A I M VISIBILITY VISIBILITY of the churches' commitment to strangers responding to the message of the Bible INCLUSIVE POLICY INCLUSIVE POLICY at European & national level for migrants, refugees & ethnic minority groups Churches shall be encouraged to strengthen and enhance their work with and for migrants, refugees and ethnic minority people, giving the full significance to “Being Church together” in order to face challenges, diminish fears and highlight positive aspects of migration. EUROPES DIVERSITY of SITUATIONS (knowing about EUROPES DIVERSITY of SITUATIONS of migrants, refugees and ethnic minority groups in different countries) leads to... the role of religion as an instrument of integration recognition of realities and facing responsibility all humans are and have been always “wanderers” t b f all persons are equal before the law Human Rights Conventions (UN, CoE) migrant workers rights convention Ideal of open and inclusive communities and societies t b f M A I N A I M VISIBILITY VISIBILITY of the churches' commitment to strangers responding to the message of the Bible INCLUSIVE POLICY INCLUSIVE POLICY at European & national level for migrants, refugees & ethnic minority groups Churches shall be encouraged to strengthen and enhance their work with and for migrants, refugees and ethnic minority people, giving the full significance to “Being Church together” in order to face challenges, diminish fears and highlight positive aspects of migration. EUROPES DIVERSITY of SITUATIONS (knowing about EUROPES DIVERSITY of SITUATIONS of migrants, refugees and ethnic minority groups in different countries) dignity of every person, created in the image of God biblical motives of migration (Abraham, Israel, Ruth, David (a migrant worker himself), Jesus, Apostles, expansion of christianity) t b f (to be filled) sociallytheologicallyhuman rights

8 leads to... M A I N A I M VISIBILITY VISIBILITY of the churches' commitment to strangers responding to the message of the Bible INCLUSIVE POLICY INCLUSIVE POLICY at European & national level for migrants, refugees & ethnic minority groups Churches shall be encouraged to strengthen and enhance their work with and for migrants, refugees and ethnic minority people, giving the full significance to “Being Church together” in order to face challenges, diminish fears and highlight positive aspects of migration. EUROPES DIVERSITY of SITUATIONS (knowing about EUROPES DIVERSITY of SITUATIONS of migrants, refugees and ethnic minority groups in different countries) asylum and refugees combating discrimination & racism migration and integration W O R K F I E L D S P I L L A R S of A D V O C A C Y (what do we want to do/ achieve)

9 leading to... leading to... leading to... more inclusive communities and societies addressing fears in societies highlight positive features of migration P I L L A R S of A D V O C A C Y (what do we want to do/ achieve) POSSIBLE AREAS of ACTIVITIES (what should happen in/ after 2010) like: highlighting existing programmes vis-à-vis governments, political. institutions, society recognition of the potential of diversity in society overcoming borders and facilitating the crossing of borders world economic crisis and movements of people due to the crisis facilitated participation in community and social life greater justice, solidarity and equality to…

10 EXCHANGE and ENCOURAGEMENT through improvement of the visibility and fostering the meaning of existing church programmes to strengthen, improve and protect the legal status of migrants, refugees and ethnic minority groups as a basis for inclusion and participation EXCHANGE and ENCOURAGEMENT through improvement of the visibility and fostering the meaning of existing church programmes to strengthen, improve and protect the legal status of migrants, refugees and ethnic minority groups as a basis for inclusion and participation strengthening of the rights of migrants public responsibility for effective programmes welcoming migrants enhance encounter & participation combating exclusion and unemployment monitoring and improvement of detention conditions (EU policy) fight externalization of incoming refugees combating trafficking in human beings Being Church together - uniting in diversity welcoming strangers in our communities/ churches diaconical help and support for migrants and refugees enhance participation of migrants in our communities exchange and support for migrant churches in our local area That’s WHY... on political level: right to a long term residence status after 5 years of legal stay, irrespective of the reasons of stay on church level: visibility of churches’ engagement for inclusive communities & societies and work for and with migrants O U R K E Y A I M S more inclusive communities and societies addressing fears in societies highlight positive features of migration P I L L A R S of A D V O C A C Y (what do we want to do/ achieve) POSSIBLE AREAS of ACTIVITIES (what should happen in/ after 2010) like: highlighting existing programmes vis-à-vis governments, political. institutions, society recognition of the potential of diversity in society overcoming borders and facilitating the crossing of borders world economic crisis and movements of people due to the crisis facilitated participation in community and social life greater justice, solidarity and equality to… leads to... leads to...

11 Visibility of the c cc churches’ commitment to strangers, responding to the message of the Bible Promotion of an i ii inclusive policy at European and national level for migrants, refugees and ethnic minority groups, through w ww work for and with migrants, refugees and ethnic minority groups Visibility of the c cc churches’ commitment to strangers, responding to the message of the Bible Promotion of an i ii inclusive policy at European and national level for migrants, refugees and ethnic minority groups, through w ww work for and with migrants, refugees and ethnic minority groups That’s WHY european churches responding to migration

12 cec ccme churches’ commission for migrants in europe european churches responding to migration © Thomas W. Stephan churches’ commitment to strangers Visibility of the churches’ commitment to strangers, responding to the message of the Bible inclusive policy Promotion of an inclusive policy at European and national level for migrants, refugees and ethnic minority groups, work for and with migrants through work for and with migrants, refugees and ethnic minority groups thank you


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