“Regularising” Migrants Is A Social Duty
Rome (NEV), 5 May 2020 – A “warm welcome” comes from Paolo Naso, coordinator of Mediterranean Hope, refugee and migrant program of the Federation of Protestant Churches in Italy, for the idea launched yesterday by Minister of Agriculture Teresa Bellanova for wide scale regularization of migrants – 600,000, according to press reports. “Farmers have for years complained about a labor shortage, aggravated by the Covid-19 crisis,” he declares.… Read more.Read more
Coronavirus, First Funds from Methodist and Waldensian Churches Allocated
Rome (NEV CS/11), 22 April 2020 – Mediterranean Hope, in particular the initiative in Piana di Gioia Tauro, is among the projects to be allocated funds from the first tranche from the Methodist and Waldensian Churches for the Covid 19 emegency. So reads a note from the Waldensian Board. Read More...Read more
On 26th February this year, some of us chose to enter a period of discipline, known as Lent. We could not have foreseen that, thanks to the spread of Covid 19, discipline would in fact be required of so much of the world’s population in so short a space of time, nor that discipline would be required well beyond Easter, when Lent concluded.Read more
I understand that a number of you have been inquiring about what life is like for a mission co-worker in one of the countries worst-hit by COVID-19.Read more
Mediterranean Hope (MH) is a project conceived by the Federation of Evangelical Churches in Italy (FCEI). The project began in early 2014 as a response to the challenging situations of Mediterranean migrants. Many refugees are arriving from North Africa, sub-Saharan Africa, and the Middle East to the Italian coasts and in particular, the Italian island of Lampedusa.Read more
Written by Fiona Kendall, European and Legal Affairs Advisor, Mediterranean Hope
and Mission Co-Worker jointly appointed by Global Ministries and the Church of Scotland
As the world faces a new challenge, this seems an appropriate time to write to you all with an update on the work being carried out by Mediterranean Hope (MH) and how we are experiencing the current situation. Tough operational decisions have had to be made within a rapid time-frame. However, we remain committed to carrying out what work we can with due regard for the current health situation and attendant measures. [See below for ways to support these efforts.]Read more
Coronavirus, Faith beyond Fear
The Waldensian Table
Torre Pellice, Italy, February the 28th, 2020
[Letter translated from the original Italian]
Dear Sisters, dear Brothers in Christ,
Until last week our life was as usual, as were out habits: family community and church commitments, work, study, running the house, caring for your children and grandchildren, volunteer work, meetings with associations and programming, then the Coronavirus infection that had struck China a few months ago suddenly became real, something we have to deal with, with calm and wisdom.Read more
Hijitos míos, no amemos de palabra ni de lengua, sino de hecho y en verdad.
I Juan 3: 18
Rome (NEV-Italian Protestant News) January 24, 2020 – Mediterranean Hope in the US, at the border with Mexico, for a “border to border” exchange of practice and experience.
Two staff members from the FCEI’s Refugee and Migrant program, Fiona Kendall* and Francesco Piobbichi, recently concluded a trip to Sahuarita, Arizona. From 16th to 18th January, they were guests at two important events in the calendar of North American migration activists, namely, the Common Ground on the Border festival and the Border Issues Fair, now in its seventeenth year.