Global faith leaders urge action over ‘ignored millions’ displaced by conflict

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Source: The Guardian

BY Religion correspondent

More than 50 faith leaders around the world are calling on the international community to step up protection for people displaced from their homes by violence, conflict and disasters.

In a letter to the Guardian, Christian, Islamic and Jewish leaders have urged governments attending the UN general assembly in New York next week to support a plan of action to prevent the forcible displacement of people and strengthen the protection of those who become refugees in their own country.

The 57 signatories include Paul Butler, Anglican bishop of Durham; John Davies, archbishop of Wales; Susan Brown, moderator of the Church of Scotland; Naser Haghamed, chief executive of Islamic Relief Worldwide; Harun Khan, secretary general of the Muslim Council of Britain; and Paul Anticoni, chief executive of World Jewish Relief.

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