Posted: December 2018
European church leaders, including the President and Vice-President of the Methodist Conference, have affirmed the values of dignity, respect and compassion for refugees and migrants. On 4 December, a Christmas statement, signed by more than thirty church leaders from Europe and beyond, was jointly issued by the Churches' Commission for Migrants in Europe (CCME) and the Conference of European Churches (CEC). It was presented to Mairead McGuinness, First Vice-President of the European Parliament in Brussels.
Speaking after the handover ceremony, pictured above, European Parliament Vice President Mairead McGuiness commented, "This statement is timely, challenging and is really worth reading. It calls upon all of us who have strong shoulders to bear greater weight than those who have less strong shoulders. It reminds us that everyone has a responsibility and that we need to care and if we don't care at Christmas time than what is the best time to care for those less fortunate."
To read the Christmas statement, click here.
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