Global International Summit on Refugees & Displaced Peoples
DISPLACED people, and the response of individuals, the Church and society to the worldwide refugee crisis, will be the focus of a two-day online summit being planned by The Salvation Army’s New York-based International Social Justice Commission (ISJC). The Global Interactive Summit on Refugees and Displaced People, taking place on 29 and 30 January 2018, will consider a range of issues, including the latest data and trends affecting migration around the world. Expert panelists will discuss the most pertinent topics associated with this crisis, and how The Salvation Army and partner agencies are deploying to meet complex physical, emotional and spiritual needs. Crucially, this is not just for academics or experts –anybody with an interest in the subject is invited to take part.
Sharing his hopes for the landmark event, Lieut-Colonel Dean Pallant, Director of the ISJC, explains: ‘We expect the summit to give opportunities for a wide range of people—including those who have been refugees and migrants—to share experiences and insights with experts on migration, frontline workers, theologians and UN personnel. Anyone involved in or interested in this global issue is welcome to join the conversation.’
More details about panelists and the topics to be discussed will be released in the new year. For the latest information, keep checking sar.my/refugeesummit