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Dr Douwe Visser: Stressing the roots of our core values in addressing the refugee situation

Dr Douwe Visser: Stressing the roots of our core values in addressing the refugee situation

Attending the World Council of Churches/United Nations high-level conference on the refugee crisis in Europe on 18-19 January, executive secretary for theology of the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC) Dr Douwe Visser was interviewed by the WCC to share his views on the refugee situation from the perspective of the WCRC.

First of 1,000 refugees arrive in Italy through “Humanitarian Corridors” project

First of 1,000 refugees arrive in Italy through “Humanitarian Corridors” project

The first of what will be 1,000 refugees from camps in Lebanon, Morocco and Ethiopia are arriving this month in Italy through a “Humanitarian Corridors” project organized by the Federation of Protestant Churches in Italy, the Sant’ Egidio religious community and the Italian government.

Refugees in transit: pushing boundaries all around

Refugees in transit: pushing boundaries all around

The recent and ongoing flood of migrants and refugees in transit to Europe is testing not only Europe’s physical borders but its legal, security and diplomatic boundaries as well.