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Commitment to refugee/asylum actions 

Exploring the current refugee situation in our country and our world was a key aspect for all involved at the 2016 Baptist Assembly - and resulted in a shared commitment

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We stand together and we stand with those who would welcome the stranger
 
And we stand in common humanity with those who some would call stranger
 
We recognise the cost to us of building communities of refuge
 
But dare to believe that the values of God’s Kingdom are of greater worth
 
We celebrate the courage of those who come seeking refuge, acknowledging our common humanity and believe that God is at work within us
 
And we will seek God’s purposes even in the midst of human chaos and tragedy
 
We long for a different story; defined by justice and mercy
 
We place self-interest aside and will live as citizens of heaven in the midst of this earthly story