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Resolution 128 - The Family in Contemporary Society - Refugees and

Resolution 128

The Family in Contemporary Society - Refugees and Stateless Persons

The Conference calls the attention of churchmen to the tragic plight of refugees and stateless persons, as a continuing feature of the world today.

It believes their plight is a cause both of intense personal suffering and of political unrest; and that neither this, nor the size of the problem, is sufficiently appreciated. It therefore calls:

  1. for the continuing support, in the form of both gifts and personal service, for the Inter-Church Aid and Refugee Service Department of the World Council of Churches, so that such people may be assisted;
  2. for more sustained action through the United Nations and through governments concerned, to finance migrants and place them in new countries; and
  3. for special care in keeping together the members of families in such distress.