Empowering and building capacity in the LWF member churches to better respond to issues related to irregular migration.

Why churches?

While many actors are already working on the topic of migration, churches bring two distinct advantages:

  • they are recognized as a moral authority and as a credible voice, appealing to faith convictions, which play a major role in individual decision making,
  • they have established nationwide outreach, including to remote rural areas where other governmental and non-governmental actors may be less present and influential.

What do we do?

This program, started in July 2017, helps churches inform and raise awareness in their communities on migration.

The LWF assumes a role of networking, resource mobilization and strengthening church capacities.

Who does the program address?

Symbols of Hope thus targets three groups:


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