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Liverpool Diocese Summit: Displaced People
Thu 27 April 2017, 14:00 – 16:30 BST
If you’re someone who works with displaced people – asylum seekers, refugees or anybody who’s away from their home country, then come along to the Liverpool Diocese’s summit on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at Liverpool Cathedral.
Anyone from the worshipping communities in the Church of England is free to join the summit - schools, chaplaincies, fresh expressions (including new congregations). And you could be a lay person or ordained.
The summit is an opportunity to learn from each other. And your experiences will be invaluable in shaping how we can help parishes and local communities to support people with different Christian and other faith backgrounds from countries around the world.
Revd Ellen Loudon said:
“Bring your experiences of working with people in your congregation from other parts of the world. Whether you’re worshipping with or simply spending time with people, who are displaced from their home environment, please come along and share your stories. Your input is vital for creating good missional thinking and practice.”
What will the summit cover?
1. How should we welcome displaced people to worshipping communities, identify and ensure their needs are met?
- Worship patterns (e.g. is language and style, location, timing etc. appropriate?)
- Baptism policies.
- Confirmation policies.
- How do you develop discipleship and nurture new believers?
- How you deal with requests for assistance with physical needs?
- How you deal with requests for assistance with applications and court appearances?
2. How should we support displaced people who do not share our Christian faith in the wider community?
- What is our witness?
- How do we proclaim the gospel?
- How are we generous and act from our assets?
- What more can we do and what is the cost of such radical hospitality?
Venue: Dining Room, Giles Gilbert Scott Suite, Liverpool Cathedral
Free parking available
If you have any queries about the event contact Revd Ellen Loudon
M: 0771 880 6891