Out of Africa… Into Malta

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Out of Africa… Into Malta

November 23 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The “Out of Africa… Into Malta” project was founded in 2010 by St Andrew’s Scots Church, Malta, and over four years grew into a major mission project.

Migrants came in their thousands to Malta escaping war and terror in their own countries – from Syria, from north and sub-Saharan Africa, and from Iran and beyond. Many left for economic reasons. Arriving in Malta, after hazardous journeys across the Sahara, Libya’s war zone and the Mediterranean, they were placed in camps and detention centres. At one point Hal Far Tent Village was the largest such refugee centre in Europe.

Gradually, as the mission project grew, things changed. The project was supported by churches around the world, by partnering with organisations such as the Red Cross, and by becoming a Church of Scotland Guild Partner Project. Its work continues to this day; to date, over £350,000 has been gifted, used, and – through a microfinance scheme – recycled again and again.

We are delighted that Rev Doug McRoberts, former minister of St Andrew’s Scots Church, is going to share with us the story of how the Project was born, and how it grew from offering prayers and second-hand clothes, to becoming a major and life-changing presence in Malta.

The Global Compact on Refugees, adopted by an overwhelming majority at the UN General Assembly in December 2018, directly recognises that ‘climate, environmental degradation and natural disasters increasingly interact with the drivers of refugee movements’.

Join us on Monday the 23rd of November at 7.30pm via Zoom to hear about the varied work of the Out Of Africa… Into Malta project as it aims to relieve humanitarian need and provide hope to a displaced people. 

 

 

Details

Date:
November 23
Time:
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Organiser

Eco-Congregation Scotland
Phone:
0131 240 2274
Email:
manager@ecocongregationscotland.org
Website:
www.ecocongregationscotland.org

Venue

Zoom video conference