Video: The Kirk is at the forefront of efforts to support refugees in Hungary
Published on 28 September, 2016
The Church of Scotland is at the forefront of supporting refugees seeking sanctuary in Hungary.
The congregation at St Columba's Scottish Church in Budapest have opened their doors and welcomed men, woman and children from countries including Syria and Afghanistan.
The Church has 175 years of experience working with people from different faith traditions and the Scottish Mission used to run a primary school for Christian and Jewish children.
Jane Haining, the only Scot to be officially honoured for giving her life to help protect Jewish schoolgirls in the Holocaust, was the matron at the boarding school from 1932 until her death in the Auschwitz concentration camp in 1944.
The church is a partner supporter of a charity called Kalunba which helps people to secure housing and provides a supportive, loving, and compassionate social/support environment with access to education opportunities such as Hungarian language lessons and job training.