Working with refugees is not just something that we do; it is part of who we are. As a gathering of people from other countries, it is only natural that some of our members will include people forced to flee their homeland.
Members of our church were instrumental in the launching of the Refugee Mission of the Reformed Church in Hungary around 2005, and since then we have cooperated on multiple occasions.
More recently our main partners in this outreach has been the Kalunba Charity Group, who set up the Salaam Overnight Shelter in our space in 2015 to welcome families who would have otherwise slept at railway stations. We have also given space for their language lessons, social support services, clothing drives and community programs.
As a mixture of foreigners and Hungarians in Budapest, we take to heart the words of scripture: And you are to love those who are foreigners, for you yourselves were foreigners in Egypt. (Deuteronomy 10:19)