Monday, 20 June 2022

I Was A Stranger And You Welcomed Me

 The quote from Matthew 25 is very appropriate today

It's World Refugee Day. Read more HERE. I could go on about this, but I am sure you know already about the desperate plight of so many in our world. 

Nobody puts their child in a boat unless the water is safer than the land. 

Sadly many people fleeing war and persecution end up in the clutches of people traffickers. For a long time, the charity Stop the Traffik has worked to break up trafficking rings, and enable people to escape. 
A while ago, I turned one of their keyrings into an earring. Then I made a second earring using a short length of chain. 
I have worn these in the past to show my commitment to praying for those caught up in this evil trade, and for all refugees. To working for a kinder, safer world
There is much evidence of people trafficking in Rwanda. HERE 

I am appalled that our government thinks it is a good idea to take refugees landing on our shores and fly them to Rwanda. This is ungodly, and an abomination. I have been wearing these earrings for the past week - a number of people have asked about them, and I've explained how angry I am about the words and actions of the Home Secretary. 
I think the late Tony Benn was right... 

UPDATE  I completely forgot to include a link to Sue's page. She is fundraising for refugees this week, and has already achieved sponsorship for around 10 refugees for A WHOLE YEAR. Read more HERE

13 comments:

  1. I totally agree with you Angela. Things havent changed much since the days of dumping people in the hulks and shipping them to Australia.

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    1. Well said Elizabeth. What a sad situation

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  2. As I see it, the problem is distinguishing between genuine refugees and economic migrants. The former deserve our help and support, the latter are a very different proposition and I think that we are justified in controlling their arrival to an already very densely populated country.

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    1. I'm concerned that the default position is that these desperate people are often considered economic migrants until they can prove their refugee status.

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  3. Your earrings make a powerful statement, Angela.

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  4. You’ve said it all Angela, absolutely agree, woe betide the disabled, elderly and poor with this current shambles. Oh that the meek really shall inherit the earth. Cooperation is better than confrontation. Sarah Browne.

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    1. Thank you Sarah - co-operation IS better than confrontation

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  5. I have never heard that quote from Tony Benn, my goodness he was so right.

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    1. Sue, I hope your incredible effort for the refugees gets plenty of support

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  6. Heartbreaking! How is it that some of us can really care about the perilous situations that people put themselves in, so as to escape greater peril, and those who have power to make a difference don't give a toss, it seems?

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