To mark World Refugee Day, an appeal to “do what is right”

To mark World Refugee Day, an appeal to “do what is right”

On June 16, 2021, Dr. Paolo Naso of the Waldensian Church in Italy, founder of Mediterranean Hope, and professor of political science, spoke at the Italian Embassy at the Vatican in anticipation of World Refugee Day (June 20). His speech was entitled, “Managing Migration: The Good Practice of Humanitarian Corridors.”

This morning, Dr. Naso shared the news that the Italian Minister of the Interior, Luciana Lamorgese, made public and official that the Federation of Protestant churches, the Community of Sant’Egidio and the Italian Government have signed a new protocol allowing a new humanitarian corridor from Libya and that the existing corridor from Lebanon will be renewed soon..

Mediterranean Hope, the migrant and refugee program of the Federation of Protestant Churches in Italy and partner of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and United Church of Christ, will be responsible for the transfer and the accommodation of the beneficiaries.

The Minister’s announcement was made anticipation celebration of the World Refugee Day, and it was at that occasion that Dr. Naso offered his remarks. Dr. Naso, who is currently a member of the Global Ministries (Disciples and UCC) Board of Directors, commented, “We consider this development a message of hope and trust it will be possible to cooperate with you in further actions.”

Click here to read Dr. Naso’s full speech.