World Refugee Day: The Hollow Men Monument
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World Refugee Day: The Hollow Men Monument

On Sunday, 25 April, a sculpture entitled “The Hollow Men” was unveiled in the garden of the international Church of Our Saviour in The Hague to commemorate all the unknown refugees who died at sea or in the desert during their flight to safety.  The sculpture consists of two parts, and when viewed from the…

Refugee Week 13 – 20 June: The  Gift of the Stranger
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Refugee Week 13 – 20 June: The Gift of the Stranger

Whether we want to acknowledge it or not, in the world today we are becoming more and more a depressed community.[1] The Dominican theologian Albert Nolan speaks of our times as the ‘age of despair’.[2] We look everywhere for people, things and experiences that might help us overcome this sense of hopelessness, but to no avail. Yet, a…

Hollow Man: Monument Commemorating all Unknown Refugees
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Hollow Man: Monument Commemorating all Unknown Refugees

An Initiative of Fr Sjaak de Boer MHM Roman Catholic Church of Our Saviour, The Hague. On Sunday, 25 April, a statue will be unveiled in our church garden to commemorate all the unknown refugees who died during their flight at sea or in the desert. The Dutch international development organization, CORDAID, financed this project….