I am the gate. Whoever enters by me will be saved, and will come in and go out and find pasture. (John 10:9)
Exploring the relationship between Christian faith, human migration and refugeeism.
In many cultures, ‘settledness’ is perceived as a significant, social advantage. In lots of cases, society holds up those who are able to remain in the same location or the same job as a model to be followed. But what about those who are forced to move/ be on the move? Recently, former Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams has recently spoken about Christian disciples as ‘tent pitchers’: those skilled in being on the move.
This weekend, we will explore the biblical text, the theology of migration and some case studies of refugees in the UK to ask – who are the expert tent pitchers in our communities and what and how can we learn from them about following Jesus?
With Jen Smith, Paul Nzacahayo, David Whyte, Munyurangabo Benda and Hiruy Teka