Christian Aid highlights refugee horrors in exhibition at Bishop's Stortford church
A Bishop's Stortford church is to highlight the horrors faced by refugees.
The United Reformed Church in Water Lane will host a Christian Aid photographic exhibition, which is touring the country, on the last weekend in June.
Church secretary and organiser Sue Glass said: "The main function of the weekend will be to raise awareness of the 40 million people who are internally displaced within their own countries by famine, fear, conflict and climate change.
"Why hold this exhibition now? The UN and its member states are working on two new agreements on refugees and migration, yet neither will tackle the problems of internal displacement. It is hoped by raising awareness that this issue will become more prominent on the world agenda."
Tea, coffee and cake will be available during the exhibition. Any money raised from the catering will go to Christian Aid's work around the world.
Sue said: "This will be a photographic exhibition telling the individual stories of people from various countries who are enduring this dreadful situation."
The exhibition will be open from 10am to 4pm on Friday and Saturday, June 28 and 29, and from 2pm to 4pm on Sunday, June 30.
On the Saturday at 2.15pm, the church will host a talk by Christian Aid's regional controller, Adrian Whalley, about his recent visit to Colombia, meeting people living in this precarious position.
Sue said: "He's an excellent speaker and is also leading our worship at the following morning's service at 10.30am."