Worship Responses to Refugee Crisis
We are sure many of you are considering how you can worship in the light of the refugee crisis across Europe. Below are some links you might find useful.
- We have just posted a video using the song 'You are a Refuge (Arms)' which churches can download for free and use in services
- This prayer idea called 'If we stay silent', based on the story of Esther, could fit in some contexts
- These 'War sound effects' may help you to intercede for Syria
- 24-7 prayer have some very useful articles and links
- The Church of England are always quick to post topical, thoughtful prayers in a crisis. They produced the meme below.
In addition, many have found this video by Krish Kandiah helpful in thinking biblically and practically about these issues.
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