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Thursday, 17 September 2015

Churches Together in Britain and Ireland meet with UK Ambassador to Greece

Ambassador John Kittmer (2nd from right)
'I am shocked by the lack of interest from the UK. You are the first official group to visit Greece to learn more about the refugee crisis', said HE John Kittmer, the UK Ambassador to Greece.

The ambassador hosted a meeting on 15 September with delegates from Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI). He had just returned from the Greek islands where he witnessed the huge challenges facing Greece as about 5000 refugees arrive on these islands from Turkey each day. Yet the ambassador noted how the issue continues to be largely ignored and misreported despite this flow of refugees being the biggest crisis to hit Europe since the end of World War II. 

CTBI General Secretary Bob Fyffe (left)
CTBI is hearing a strong plea from those working on the ground in Greece to take a prophetic stand on the refugee issue. As the crisis grows in magnitude, CTBI will look closely at how to take bold action on behalf of the churches.

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