UUCRT to Host Refugee Forum Sunday, June 12
A community forum entitled "Lessons from the Frontline of the Syrian Refugee Crisis in Lesvos, Greece" will be hosted on Sunday, June 12, at 1 p.m. in the UUCRT Fellowship Hall.
Latifa and Colin Woodhouse recently spent three weeks in Lesvos, Greece delivering humanitarian aid to refugees arriving from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and other Middle Eastern countries. This forum will give participants a sense of what it's like to be on the front lines of the greatest forced migration of people since World War II. An audio visual presentation accompanied by Latifa's commentary will make real the heart wrenching stories of refugees who have risked their lives and have lost loved ones on their journey to a better life in the West.
Also participating in the forum will be Ann Lundberg, a member of the Unitarian Universalist Peace Ministry Network Leadership Team. Her focus has been to urge congregations to support Syrians through the World Food Program, USA. She will talk about that UN group and why it's important to not lose sight of the refugees still in the Middle East-- even as we in the US try to help refugee families settle into our communities.
The forum will be facilitated by the Rev. Chris J. Antal.