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Churches, Christian organisations, other religions and a cross-section of faith-based groups have been at the forefront of the response to this humanitarian crisis - offering both practical and spiritual support.
Here some examples:
In 2010, the Bishops of England and Wales published a teaching document on interreligious dialogue reminding Catholics that they are called by their Baptism to engage in dialogue with others, and specifically with people of other religions. As we respond to the refugee crisis with the hand of friendship, this document offers useful information to help us 'Meet God in Friend and Stranger'.
Meeting God in Friend and Stranger 348.64 kB
MGFS: Summary Leaflet (Birmingham) 181.00 kB
A leaflet from the Archdiocese of Birmingham summarising Meeting God in Friend and Stranger
MGFS: Summary Leaflet (Leeds) 80.00 kB
A leaflet from the Diocese of Leeds summarising Meeting God in Friend and Stranger
MGFS: Short Presentation 73.00 kB
A short PowerPoint summary presentation avoiding technical terms
MGFS: Detailed Presentation 197.00 kB
A PowerPoint summary of Meeting God in Friend and Stranger for a detailed presentation
MGFS - Working Materials 3.13 MB This PDF contains a chapter-by-chapter guide to the teaching laid out in Meeting God in Friend and Stranger, with a short summary of each chapter, bullet points for a quicker overview, and a glossary of the terms used. This is supplemented by questions for discussion, as well as by ideas for action. For each chapter, there are also quotations from the original document to lead the reader back to it.
Below you will find links to individual chapters of the Meeting God in Friend and Stranger Working Materials for easier printing.