Refugees and human rights in Iraq

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Social Concerns
Volunteers carry a child ashore on a beach near Molyvos, on the Greek island of Lesbos, on Oct. 30, 2015, after a group of refugees crossed the Aegean Sea from Turkey in a small overcrowded boat provided by Turkish traffickers to whom the refugees paid huge sums. The refugees were received in Greece by local and international volunteers, then proceeded on their way toward western Europe. File photo by Paul Jeffrey/Life on Earth Pictures.

Fix broken migration policy, religious leaders say

Faith leaders cite a lack of commitment by European nations to either refugees or their local hosts.
Evangelism
Children from the United Methodist congregation in Debrecen, Hungary, gathered for vacation Bible school in a new building recently bought by the church council. Photo courtesy of the Rev. László Khaled.

Debrecen church has new home

New church building in Debrecen, Hungary, has already been used for Pentecost and vacation Bible school.
Mission and Ministry
On Pentecost, the congregation of The United Methodist Church Porsgrunn in Norway had to sit apart, using every second pew. Only 50 people were admitted for worship because of the threat of the coronavirus. Photo courtesy of The United Methodist Church Porsgrunn.

European churches easing back into live worship

European and Eurasian churches are reopening after many shut their doors because of the coronavirus.