Mediterranean Hope - Newsletter September 2018

MedHope_logo.jpgThe Salvini Decree: The Protestant Churches Say No

Rome, September 7, 2018 (NEV/CS31) – "The measures envisaged by the Salvini Decree violate fundamental international agreements on migrants and asylum seekers and end up criminalizing refugees". Paolo Naso, coordinator of Mediterranean Hope the Refugee and Migrant Project - Mediterranean Hope promoted by the FCEI said. "If this rule were passed, asylum seekers could be treated as criminals and deprived of their freedom,  … Read more...

#Sinodovaldese. The Synod Join the Welcome Manifesto by FCEI

Torre Pellice (Turin), August 28 2018 (SSSMV/10)-  This afternoon the Synod of the Waldensian and Methodist churches has become part of  the Welcome Manifesto submitted on August 8, 2018 by the board of the FCEI. "Our Manifesto affirms the rights of the vulnerable ones because we believe that the hate and xenophobia present in the Italian Government's political discourse is very alarming … Read more...

#WelcomingEurope. We Are a Welcoming Europe

Rome (NEV), September 4, 2018 – A video to promote the petition “Welcoming Europe.” This initiative has been developed in Italy by the FCEI together with other bodies* with three objectives: to say enough to criminalize solidarity, to create safe migration channels, to guarantee justice to all victims of abuse. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqEPH8KQOcE In Italy, this petition was submitted on April 19, … Read more...

Mercy

Rome (NEV), 12 September 2018 – The “Lo sguardo dalle frontiere” (A Look from the Border) editorial written by operators of the Federation of Protestant Churches in Italy (FCEI) for Mediterranean Hope (MH) – the Refugee and Migrant Programme. This week’s “look” comes from the “Casa delle culture” in Scicli (RG) The first image is that of a small tank parked … Read more...

Barbed Wire Over the Sea

Rome (NEV), 7 September 2018 – “Sul mare spinato” (Barbed Wire Over the Sea), published by Com Nuovi Tempi, is the new collection of drawings and thoughts by Francesco Piobbichi, a humanitarian worker who has been living in Lampedusa for four years, and a staff member of the Migration Observatory of Mediterranean Hope, a programme for refugees and migrants organised … Read more...

The right place to stay

The meeting with Luigi Manconi organised by the Waldensian Diaconia and the Federation of Protestant Churches in Italy on migration provided food for thought Torre Pellice (NEV/Riforma.it), 27 August 2018 – “I want to immediately question the category that is at the heart of this meeting entitled ‘Building Solidarity’. Solidarity is a wonderful virtue, however, it requires an unequal relationship: … Read more...


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