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Social Responsibility Commission, London District

Almost a dozen Methodist ministers held a peaceful vigil at the French Embassy on Monday 18 January to protest about the conditions in which refugees are existing in camps at Calais and Dunkirk.
The vigil took place between midday and 3 pm, with protestors holding placards saying 'Je suis Refugee', as a mark of solidarity with the refugees whose voices are not being heard.

A letter, urging co-operation between France and the UK to improve the conditions in the refugee camps and to better address the refugee situation in general, was signed by the group and given to the French President, Francois Hollande, and the British Prime Minister, David Cameron.

The Revd. David Haslam said: "We recognise that terrible things have happened in France over the last twelve months, but that does not excuse the appalling treatment of families, young people and, in some cases, lone children who are living in wholly inhuman conditions.

"Many Christians, and others, have offered hospitality to refugees should they arrive in the UK," said the Revd. Haslam. "Surely an agreement could be reached with the French and British governments to bring in some of those who are only 20 miles from our shores."

The vigil took place with the support of the Social Responsibility Commission of the Methodist London District, a number of whose members were present on the day.

Email: The Revd David Haslam davidhaslam558@btinternet.com

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