Title: Refugee Crisis in Europe: The Middle East Council of Churches’ Point of View
Author: Fr. Dr. Michel Jalakh, Middle East Council of Churches (MECC)
Voices from the South E-Newsletter: October 2015
This month’s newsletter features excerpts from a recent speech by Fr. Dr. Michel Jalakh, Secretary General of the Middle East Council of Churches (MECC), entitled “Refugee Crisis in Europe: The Middle East Council of Churches’ Point of View”. The speech was held at the Nordic Ecumenical Network on Migration gathering in Oslo, which looked specifically at national and regional responses to the influx of refugees and migrants to Europe in recent months. In these selected passages from the speech, Fr. Michel and MECC challenge us to explore the root causes of the migrant flow, to understand it was a crisis well before the migrants arrived to Europe, and to act quickly to protect the lives of many.