Day of Unity brings together Churches and refugees in Cyprus

Posted Jul 9, 2018

[Anglican Communion News Service] Refugees and migrants in Cyprus have taken part in a multi-faith event to celebrate different cultures – and their foods. National dishes from Syria, Palestine, Wales, England, Greece, Columbia, Sri Lankan and Lebanese featured in the event, which was run by Christine Goldsmith of the Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf, and the Roman Catholic-linked Agapi Migrant Centre in Limassol.

The Archbishop of Canterbury’s fund provided a grant to help the churches run cookery mornings with refugees and migrants alongside members of the Anglican church and Agapi. The sessions were planned to help with integration and to value the varied backgrounds of the different cultural and ethnic groups.

“They say too many cooks in the kitchen spoils the broth,” Goldsmith said, “but with 12 different nationalities in the kitchen all speaking in their mother tongue the food only tasted more delicious because of this.”