As we emerge from a week focused on celebrating refugees, how will we continue to live out the values of a welcoming community?
Refugee Week 2020 Daily Disruptions
The theme of Refugee Week 2020 is celebrating the year of welcome. A more welcoming country doesn’t start with politicians, it starts with us. Welcome is a posture and attitude towards all people, including people from refugee backgrounds.
14 - 20 June 2020 is Refugee Week. This week only comes around once a year. It is a unique opportunity to make time to learn about the experiences of people from refugee backgrounds and to celebrate the valuable contributions made by refugees to the world.
Refugee Week is a reminder that we are all responsible for creating a welcoming country.
Common Grace is celebrating Refugee Week with an email series containing a Daily Disruption for each day of Refugee Week. Each disruption will reflect on a bible verse relating to the theme of Welcome and offer you a way to take action, to join with us to create a more welcoming country.
Welcome has deep biblical roots. We are commanded to Welcome others just as Christ has Welcomed us. We are taught to Welcome all people because all are one in Christ Jesus. We are challenged to love our neighbour, even strangers in our lands. The theme of Welcome offers us a rich and beautiful opportunity to learn from God and move further towards becoming a people living out the Kingdom of God on Earth, as it is in Heaven.
Refugee Week is also a great opportunity for churches to get involved to grow collectively into communities of Welcome. Common Grace has produced these prayer resources to help churches engage with Refugee Week through prayer.