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THE QUESTION OF MIGRATION: A CHRISTIAN RESPONSE
November 1 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pmFree
Are you curious about the different sides of the migration debate? Do you seek a balanced view from a Christian perspective?
Migrants and refugees are often quickly vilified by governments and in the media, and seen as a ‘problem’ to be dealt with. In a short talk and discussion, Megan Knowles from the Jesuit Refugee Service UK will share her experience of why people can be against welcoming migration, touching on the fears of what we lose as well as what we may be able to gain. Megan will share some of Pope Francis’ key teachings around migration and present JRS UK’s core principles of how we, as Christians, might think about migration.
There will be plenty of time for questions and open dialogue as part of the session, in the hope that we will all gain a deeper understanding of this critical issue.
Register above to reserve your place and you will be sent a Zoom link by 31 October.
“Let’s start with ..the understanding that there is no one Christian response – so much is dependent on individual contexts, communities and geography. I would hope that we – and I include myself in that we – can learn from one another through the dialogue.” Megan Knowles
Megan Knowles has spent over 6 years working alongside refugees and asylum seekers in the UK. Her work with the Jesuit Refugee Service has focussed on raising awareness and amplifying the voices & experiences of refugees.
Megan studied Chemistry at St Andrews, and Contemporary Ethics with the Jesuits at Heythrop College. Before joining JRS UK, Megan worked in the campaigns team at CAFOD and prior to this spent two years volunteering in Southern Africa with the Salesians of Don Bosco.