Some 300 representatives of religious communities and civil society organizations gathered for a conference at the Iglesia de Jesus Church in Madrid on 20 June 2017, the International Day for Refugees.
The gathering was enriched with artistic presentations, including a performance of indigenous music from Latin America.
Representatives from diverse religious communities in Spain share their thoughts on the contribution of religion to the critical issue of refugees in their society.
Leila Sant Massarat—a representative of the Baha’i community and chairperson of the conference—shared some remarks on the contributions of faith groups in supporting and welcoming refugees.
Nearly 300 participants gathered on 20 June 2017 to share practices and explore ways to further receive and support refugees in their communities.
Performers at the conference on refugees