We are a group of volunteers, who are using their free time and personal skills to tackle issues affecting refugees. We started in and since we are organised as an association. New members are welcome to show interest and get actively involved. They are fleeing from war, environmental catastrophes, hunger, poverty and from political, ethnic, religious and gender specific persecution. Only a small minority of those people manage to arrive in Germany to apply for asylum. Living under the constant fear of deportation and being faced with extremely difficult social and cultural conditions, they are living within our community for many years. Refugees are people in need with a need for support and understanding.
European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE)
Arbeitskreis Asyl Schwäbisch Gmünd e.V.
It supports asylum in Germany , in Europe and worldwide. Pro Asyl helps refugees individually in situations in which they need support, including legal consulting and representation in the court, if necessary all the way up to Germany's Constitutional Court or the European Court of Human Rights. The organization also does political lobbying for the rights of refugees by launching campaigns and taking part in panel and TV discussions. Politically, they strive for "a humane society, open towards foreigners. With their pan-European network of correspondents, Pro Asyl conducts analysis and surveys about refugees' situation both in their countries of origin and on their escape routes and intermediate stopovers. In the past, Pro Asyl has waged nationwide campaigns against a legal requirement for refugee status applicants and those with a deportation deferment, the so-called Residenzpflicht , requiring them not to leave their local office's district often for years, until in January it was limited to the first three months, and often altogether abolished. The organization has always criticized the steady expansion of the government-designated list of "safe origin countries" as institutionalized discrimination, as it deprives citizens of more and more non-EU countries, including Kosovo , Senegal and Ghana , of their right to receive an individual evaluation of their individual protective rights.
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And here's a fabulous musical explanation of how the church came to franchise it's ecclesiastical services and doctrinal instruction in a process known as correlation. We are a welcoming community. Best of luck, and God bless. I will keep reading, but it looks like most of the stuff about racism and polygamy has been "adequately" explained away by updates to LDS. In response to the anonymous comment posted April 3, I am not married but have been dating a medical student for about four years, he is in his second year of residency and it has honestly been difficult because when he graduated medical school he had to move five hours away to start his residency program so we travel back and forth and our relationship is serious but im scared that things will never get better as far as his busy schedule, even when im there to visit he is on call and im basically on a mini vacation by myself. Read that entire speech and you will see a slew of racist statements. By all means, I encourage you to try having those discussions and to make a mental note of when you would choose to walk away instead.