Christian Organisations on Migration and Development in view of the Civil Society Days and the Global Forum on Migration and Development, Athens, 2-3 and 4-5 November 2009
Statement in English, French and Spanish
“When an alien lives with you in your land you shall not ill-treat him. The alien living with you must be treated as a native-born. Love him as yourself for you were aliens in the land of Egypt” Leviticus 19, 33-34
Our organisations represent churches from Africa, Europe and the Middle East and globally – Anglican, Independent, Orthodox, Protestant and Roman Catholic – as well as church related organisations. Being part of the global fellowship of churches, we are particularly well acquainted with the links between development and migration. Based on the narrative of the Bible – a narrative of migration – we are deeply committed to human dignity, global solidarity and the promotion of a society welcoming strangers and respecting their rights.