Please pray for and take action in solidarity with more than 40 thousand migrants stranded on the Aegean Islands who will suffer the severest impacts should New Democracy implement its new plant to end the "refugee crisis"--which is at least in part a result of many European countries refusing to take steps in solidarity with Greece.
In late afternoon Sunday 29 September 2019, two fires broke out around Moria camp. One reportedly started outside the camp, and was put out within minutes. The other happened in the camp, either inside or close to a container, and rapidly escalated. At the time of this writing, 49-year-old Faride Tajik is confirmed to have died, and the number of injured stands at least at 17.
Please hold in the light those migrants trapped on Lesvos who face increasing police harassment and detention, as well as those in the solidarity movement who increasingly are vulnerable to criminalization by state authorities.
I had a conversation recently with a good friend of mine from Cameroon. He was telling me that I am white. He was comparing the colour of his arm to the colour of my arm. “Look so white your arm is and so black mine is,” he said with a big smile. It was the first time in my life that someone had called me white.
Please hold in your hearts all who are denied entrance to some of the most beautiful places surrounding Mytilini, because of people who have weaponised and nationalised a symbol of Christian hope.
Please also keep in your thoughts all who are celebrating liberation, acceptance and love.