A toolkit has been put collectively by the Church of England with data for church buildings on how they will welcome individuals resettling within the UK from Afghanistan.
The toolkit has been put collectively by the Church’s Mission and Public Affairs crew and gives useful recommendation round group sponsorship, prayer and advocacy.
The crew stated that they had been overwhelmed by messages from church buildings and people involved concerning the state of affairs in Afghanistan and asking what they may do to assist.
In a foreword to the toolkit, the Bishop of Durham, Paul Butler, the Church of England’s Lead Bishop for Refugees and Asylum, outlined the help church buildings might present not solely to new arrivals however these already in Britain awaiting the end result of asylum bids.
“The problem for the entire nation is to welcome these households and assist them construct new lives right here in the UK,” he stated.
“Alongside that is the truth that there are millions of Afghan residents already right here and caught within the asylum system awaiting a response to their declare.
“God’s name on God’s individuals has at all times been to welcome the stranger and assist present for them.
“So here’s a recent alternative to reside out this calling. It must be very sensible; therefore this toolkit.
“It’s not a fast short-term response that’s most wanted however a willingness to befriend households and help them for the lengthy haul.
“Additionally it is a name to face up for justice and advocate for probably the most susceptible.”
The UK has promised to absorb 20,000 Afghan refugees.
On Friday the federal government introduced it will be giving £30m in help to Afghanistan’s neighbouring international locations, the place many others have fled.
The Church of England already has expertise in welcoming refugees to Britain as a longstanding supporter of the federal government’s Neighborhood Sponsorship scheme that was created in 2016 to welcome Syrian refugees.