Were you amazed by what you saw on TV ?
No, we're not talking about Meghan and Harry, but about the Pope's visit to Iraq this week. And here's what he said at the end: "We reaffirm our conviction that fraternity is more durable than fratricide, that hope is more powerful than hatred, that peace more powerful than war." It's no coincidence that this is also the Pope who wrote an encyclical last year headed "Tutti Fratelli" - or "All Sisters and Brothers". So book your free place now at the event we are running on 25th March at 6pm under the same title. Keynote speaker Fr Timothy Radcliffe OP will talk on that subject and Zrinka Bralo, CEO of Migrants Organise, will give a view from the front line of refugee response. Chaired by Revd Dr Andrew Prasad and with a very special appearance by actor Alfred Enoch. There's no charge but you do need to prebook at All Sisters and Brothers
And we're now in week 3 of Lent
Another reminder then of our Lent resources which you'll find at www.lcrf.org.uk/lent-2021. In the instalment for Lent 3, Revd Roxane Liddell reflects on some beautiful words written for us by a service user of the African Refugee Community (ARC), "remembering my journey of uncertainties where my future was in the hands of others". And you can see pictures of the work of ARC, one of the many charities you support through your donations to LCRF. Thank you so much for your support - from all the trustees of the London Churches Refugee Fund.