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We are a network of Christ-followers who share a common passion to see the Church minister the whole gospel amongst those who have been forcibly displaced – including the refugees and asylum seekers who arrive in Europe.
As a Christian network, The Refugee Highway Partnership Europe seeks to connect and mobilize leaders, churches and organizations to effectively engage with refugees
Why are we called The Refugee Highway Partnership?
Our group is a subset of the Global Refugee Highway Partnership.
We derive our name from the observation that there are some well-worn paths around the world that refugees travel upon; air, water and land routes leading to safety and the simple hope for a normal life. These paths make up the refugee highway. Like any highway, there are entry ramps, crossroads, roundabouts and exits ramps.
Every continent on the globe finds itself connected to this winding network of roads. Many of the major entry ramps onto the highway are in Asia, the Middle East, Africa, the countries of the former Soviet Union and Latin America.
For many highway travelers (includes formal refugees as well as those seeking asylum), the final destination will be Europe.
We are motivated by our Biblical Mandate
We believe prayer to be foundational to our movement and ministry
We seek to collaborate and nurture partnerships
We are committed to relationships that reflect reciprocity, inclusion and lead to mutual transformation
We foster a spirit of welcoming and acceptance within the refugee communities where we serve
We are dedicated to the mobilization of leaders, churches, and organizations
- 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)