Summary – 2020 RHP Europe Roundtable
RHP Malmö 2020
Malmö, Sweden, Scandinavia’s most diverse city, was the host of the 2020 Refugee Highway Partnership European Roundtable. This year the RHP Leadership Team and Swedish hosting team welcomed 255 people from 25 different countries and over 100 different organizations. The RHP Europe network provides the opportunity to get outside and see what God is doing around the continent and world, but also to learn from one another. As the skills and challenges of ministering to refugees are larger than any one ministry, denomination, organisation or even government, we need to network in order to pool our resources so that we can have greater impact and strive for best practices in our work, and the Roundtable is a place for practitioners, ministry leaders, and lay people to network and learn from and with others who are engaging with forcibly displaced people along the Refugee Highway. This year’s plenary speaker was Pastor Niels Nymann Eriksen from Copenhagen. The theme this year was “Radical Hospitality”, and Pastor Niels shared truths and challenges from Jesus’s parable of the Good Samaritan.
There were also many opportunities for people to share resources and encourage one another. This year Roundtable also included several ministry excursions to support and learn about different ministries taking place in the Malmö area as well as several workshops. This year also included a special focus on the special needs of refugee children and their families. In every place of ministry or encounter we can be a people that offer radical hospitality because we have been shown radical hospitality. Please consider joining us for our next event in Athens in 2021.
- Refugee Day - Every Action Counts UNHCR (January 2021) (3:04 minutes)
UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi salutes the fortitude of refugees and the forcibly displaced many of whom have stepped up to contribute to the fight against the coronavirus pandemic despite their own hardships.
- How Do Migrants & Refugees Get to Europe? Four Major Paths Taken to Enter the EU - (February 1, 2021)
https://youtu.be/7rLJ-5AR2EQ - 9 minutes
- 5 Years On - Images of the refugee crisis | Deutsche Well Documentary (September 4, 2020)
These snapshots represent dramatic moments from the time when nearly a million refugees entered Germany in the summer of 2015. In this documentary the authors Bamdad Esmaili and Matthias Fuchs go in search of the stories behind the pictures.
https://youtu.be/L-i5zj4u7fs - 45 minutes
- World Refugee Day 2020 Promo Video - June 20, 2020 (1:19 minutes)
The World Refugee Day Is Observed Annually on June 20 Around The World. The Day Is an International Observance Which Is Dedicated to Raising Awareness Of The Situation Of Refugees Throughout The World.
- Syrian Refugee Crisis Explained - 2016 (2:37 minutes)
Animated video about Syria and the forces which caused the European Refugee Crisis
- “What They Took With Them” by UNHCR September 2016 (5:25 minutes)
Cate Blanchett performs the rhythmic poem ‘What They Took With Them’ alongside fellow actors Keira Knightley Juliet Stevenson Peter Capaldi Stanley Tucci Chiwetel Ejiofor Kit Harington Douglas Booth Jesse Eisenberg and Neil Gaiman. The poem was written by Jenifer Toksvig and was inspired by stories and first-hand testimonies from refugees forced to flee their homes and items they took with them.
- God’s Heart for the Foreigner” by Global Frontiers - May 2016 (5:12 minutes) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sd4IEuPvQw8
- Kids Meet a Refugee - September 2018 (6:56 minutes)
- The Journey of Refugee to Europe by Love Europe (3:56 minutes)
Many people are on the run because of war or because of persecution. In this beautiful video we follow one family trying to find refuge in a new country.
What Does It Mean to Be a Refugee - Benedetta Berti and Evelien Borgman - 2016 TedTalk (5:43 minutes)