Monthly Archives: November 2019

Assimilating People

October 13th: Rev Hugh Perry

According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees the global population of forcibly displaced people increased by 2.3 million in 2018.  By the end of that year, almost 70.8 million individuals were forcibly displaced worldwide as a result of persecution, conflict, violence, or human rights violations.

Such numbers arriving at the border puts extreme pressure on stable nations and fuels fear, racism and xenophobia.  All of which contribute to outrageous acts of inhumanity.  But being a refugee is also devastating and dehumanising for the refugees. Continue reading Assimilating People