Study and Prayer Resources
A collection of videos, study resources, prayers and reflections to help you engage with the refugee crisis
A Safe Haven - a video from Stockton Baptist Church Offering a loving welcome to asylum seekers and refugees in Stockton on Tees
The video is being released in time for Refugee Week which is from 19 - 25 June 2017. You may want to use the video in a service or other occasion during that week or at another suitable time. Please pray for those seeking a new life in this country, the work of those offering support and give thanks that many have found new life Christ and pray that many more will come to know him. There are two versions of the video: one 7 minutes long and the other 14 minutes long:
A new Baptist resource
aimed at helping individuals and groups to reflect theologically about the refugee and migration crisis. Moving Stories
is a collection of studies that blend Bible passages with a historical perspective and a contemporary legacy around the issues of migration
Immigation and the Church: Reflecting Faithfully in Our Generation
Baptist theologian Helen Paynter's Grove booklet
on how our churches are to respond to immigration
Asylum Applications and Christian Belief
A briefing for ministers
called to give evidence in support of asylum applications
Commemorating lives lost on way to safety
Resources for a day of prayer for refugees who have died on their journey to find a dignified life in Europe.
The Conference of European Churches (CEC) and the Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe (CCME).
Welcoming the Stranger
A new updated and abridged version of Welcoming the Stranger
(first published in 2000) is now available to download from our Baptists Together Resource Library.
This material aims to help individuals and small groups to explore ways in which we can welcome refugees within our churches.
“Made for goodness: A faithful response to the refugee crisis”
(July 2016) from the Joint Public Issues Team (JPIT)
provides context and information on the refugee crisis, biblical reflection and suggestions for an effective response.
It looks at the history and consequences of the current humanitarian crisis and highlights four specific areas that Churches can engage with and campaign on
Lent study course will focus on migration and refugees
The Anglican mission agency Us (formerly USPG)
published a Lent study course for 2016 focusing on the global issue of migration and the plight of refugees. The five-week course, entitled ‘Migration and Movement’, features stories from Brazil, Malawi, Myanmar and Zimbabwe, and takes a look at the lives of Filipino migrants living in London. This course is available online, and free printed copies can be ordered. For more information
, visit the Us website.
What does the Bible say about refugees?
A series of small group study resources
produced by the Bible Society and Paula Gooder.
Refugees, Children and Calais
, Co-Principal of Northern Baptist College, was one of the women who took part in a Churches Together in Britain and Ireland women’s delegation to visit Greece, May 2016
. She has produced a series of reflections
from the trip which are being published in The Baptist Times.
Working with the Joint Public Issues Team
, Baptist minister Phil Jump
offered some reflections in response to the refugee crisis
. Baptists are working ecumenically through JPIT to explore how we might use our collective voice to call for an ongoing response that represents the values of God’s Kingdom.
Phil also wrote The Refugees Story,
a thought-provoking reflection
which is particularly suitable for use in churches around Christmas.
You Shall Love the Stranger as Yourself
- The Bible, Refugees and Asylum
. By Fleur Houston
"Well researched resource addressing the complex challenges raised by asylum-seekers and refugees from a Biblical perspective".
We also have a number of prayers available
within the Prayer Requests section of our website - including these prayers of intercession
at the 2016 Baptist Assembly
Prayer and reflection on the unaccompanied children in Calais
By Phil Jump and Juliet Kilpin