Churches Together in Merseyside
Welcome the Stranger Guide

The purpose of the booklet is primarily to provide information to Church communities about the nature of the refugee crisis: its international and UK context, the legislative and bureaucratic frameworks that are applied in the UK, and the challenge it presents to the Churches.

The nature of the information is set by the format of a booklet. The information is therefore essentially limited and basic in its depth, while seeking to be comprehensive in its scope. Pointers are given however to where people might find fuller information. 

The purpose of the booklet is to inspire us to `see, judge, and act`, a process, in the Christian tradition, of reading and responding to the signs of the times. The basic information allows the reader to inquire further, judge the matter for themselves, and respond as Christians to the plight of asylum seekers and refugees.