Refugee Crisis: advice on how to help and respond

The Church Times this week has a helpful feature on how to respond to the refugee crisis, including information on offering housing. It’s in the free-to-view part of their website at

The Church of England communications office has issued this prayer:

Heavenly Father, you are the source of all goodness, generosity, and love. We thank you for opening the hearts of many to those who are fleeing for their lives. Help us now to open our arms in welcome, and reach out our hands in support, that the desperate may find new hope, and lives torn apart be restored. We ask this in the name of Jesus Christ your son, our Lord, who fled persecution at his birth, and at his last triumphed over death. Amen