Refugee Week this year runs from 20th-26th June.
The theme is "healing", highlighting mutual care and the human ability to start again.
Refugees who have lost their homes, livelihoods, friends and families and have had to flee their country, know what it means to try and heal from such disastrous and painful experiences. Holding on to hope in the midst of impossibly difficult situations is something refugees and asylum seekers have to learn in order to survive.
Refugeeweek.org.uksuggests 8 simple acts we might do to show we care :
All We Can (allwecan.org.uk) has worship resources, prayers and information about Refugee Week.
(photos : Jessica Hargreaves used with permission)
Reverend Claire Hargreaves (Minister (Retd) The Methodist Church)