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Monday, 28 November 2016

All We Want for Christmas is Safe Passage for those Seeking Refuge

at the Clock Tower in Leicester
16 December 2016
5.30pm - 6.30pm

At Prime Minister's Question Time (PMQT), on 30 November 2016, Theresa May, who is the daughter of a vicar, said: "... our Christian heritage is something we can all be proud of."

At the heart of that tradition are Mary, Joseph and Jesus who, at one time, were refugees.

At the same PMQT, Theresea May also said we should speak freely about Christmas.

We are, therefore, making a giant Christmas card to Theresa May asking her and her government to: imagine how Mary, Jesus and Joseph would fare if they were among the people who are currently using the Mediterranean in an effort to find places of safety and refuge; ensure safe and legal routes to Britian for those seeking refuge; and ensure that the asylum process in Britain is fair and just.

We invite you to come and add a message of your own telling the government why it must do more to ensure safe passage for those who are looking for sanctuary and refuge.
We will also be inviting Leicester MPs to come and add messages of their own and then deliver the card for us.

Notes:

[1] Artwork: (c) Lizzie Hartley
[2] The Bishop Street Methodist Church's Art at the Chapel is currently hosting "No Crib for A Bed", an exhibition of some of Lizzie Hartley's work. The exhibition runs from the 1st of December 2016 through to the 3rd of January 2017 and is a must see.

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