An In Conversation With ... EMBRACE and the Law Centre NI on the theme Exiles WELCOMING Exiles!The Bible clearly challenges people of faith to love the stranger and welcome them. The evening discussion will focus on local stories of what is and what can be done by churches in helping refugees and migrants. The UK Government's response to the Europe wide migrant and refugee crisis has been one of the main news items in recent months. Councils in Northern Ireland have been told to prepare to accept refugees. This evening will help us understand what can be done and appropriate responses that Christians and churches can make. Richard Kerr, past Chairman of EMBRACE , and now Convenor of the PCI Global Concerns Committee, will open up the discussion. EMBRACE is a group of Christians from different denominations working together to promote a positive response to people who are seeking asylum, refugees, migrant workers and people from minority-ethnic backgrounds living in Northern Ireland. Glenn Jordan and Ursula O'Hare from the Law Centre will bring insights and advice on good practice. The Law Centre (NI) provides specialist legal support to organisations and disadvantaged individuals, including in the areas of immigration and trafficking. The International Meeting Point is a project of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland. It provides a hub for people from all nations to drop in and meet new friends. It is a place to relax and spend some time practising English; mixing with different cultures and for people to help each other by sharing their experience of Belfast and discussing the meaning of life.
Upcoming EventsFeb27Thu7:30 pm The State we are in….Lament, Rea... @ Christian Fellowship Church Café,The State we are in….Lament, Rea... @ Christian Fellowship Church Café,Feb 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:15 pmWe would be delighted if you could join us… On THURSDAY 27 th FEBRUARY 2020 At Christian Fellowship Church Café, Belmont Road BELFAST BT4 2AN* From 7.30- 9.15ish An Evening re-launching Contemporary Christianity for the 2020’s… Thinking Biblically … Building Peace The programme will be relaxed and will start with coffee/tea at 7.30pm David Smyth (recently appointed Head of EA in Northern Ireland) will get us thinking by speaking on… The State we are in….Lament, Reality & Hope? Judith Hill (UTV reporter) will interview Rev. Norman Hamilton, our new Chairperson. Then we will have some time for your inputs … Continue reading →