Why faith integration?
Migrants bring their faith and beliefs with them to the Netherlands.
But how can one be a believer in a new, Western culture?
This is why we are here!
Read more below on what we do:
ONLINE MULTICULTURAL CHURCH SERVICE
Because of the current situation with the Corona virus, many churches have had to shut down. This poses new challenges for a lot of churches and congregations. Migrant and migrant churches are also highly affected by this situation. The online meetings and television church services provided by Dutch churches are often hard to follow for migrants, because of language barriers.
The Organization of Faith Integration worked together with ICU Gouda, a multicultural church community that has close ties with the organization, to come up with a solution to this problem!
Sunday worship meetings are streamed live on Youtbe, with translation in all types of different languages. The meetings can be watched from the following channels:
By clicking on the link, you will enter the individual Youtube pages for the different languages. Every Sunday at 2:00 p.m. a livestream will start on those channels, streaming the original intercultural church service in Dutch, directly translated into your own language!
Did your migrant church shut down too because of the current situation, and are you looking for a way to be church online? Are you interested in making this intercultural service available in your language too, for your church members? Please contact us!
Below we show a few of our most important projects. Have a look and feel free to offer your services financially or as a volunteer, or both.
Say you come from Eritrea and you’d like to meet other Christians. Or you are a Dutch Christian and would love to build relationships with the Chinese in your area or church, but you don’t know how. Our Country Teams can help! We build teams for each culture for advice and the building of communities.
Many women with a migrant background experience loneliness. Sharing Bread is an online platform on which women of different nationalities meet each other. There are vlogs on food, beauty, life questions and faith. Additionally, we share our girlfriend-bread.
Buna for Eritrean Women.
Eritrean women are vulnerable on their journey of integrating in the Netherlands, many of them are traumatised. A ‘buna’ (coffee in Tigrinya, the Eritrean language) is a gezellig (fun) time out together for Eritrean women to meet each other. They build community, relationships, trust and hopefully over time, recovery.
Migrants moving to the Netherlands often only start processing their journey once living here. Sometimes there are traumas, or intense alienation. It is not uncommon for this to cause addiction or other issues. With this project we try and help.
As Dutch people and migrants share their faith together, understanding each other is crucial. As long as migrants don’t speak dutch, it is important that they can hear about Gods love in their own language. Help us to make this possible by donating for the translation sets.
Reading the Bible in a Multicultural Group
A migrant who escaped the war in Syria would read the Bible differently than a migrant from Nigeria, or an expat from China. It is in any case inspiring to read the Bible together, but it is especially enriching if we do so with different cultures. For this we are developing material
A FEW TESTIMONIALS
What has Faith Integration done for several involved?
My Name is Angie NG Bee Hiong. I have been in the Netherlands for 8 years now and have come from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Organisation of Faith Integration has helped me find a community of likeminded Chinese in which I can practice my faith. Now and again I try and translate for new Chinese Dutch citizens.
Angie Ng Bee HiongTranslator to Chinese/English
I find it important for my children to meet different people. This enriches their upbringing and will put their views into perspective. By joining a variety of Faith Integration projects this happens almost automatically.
My name is Zu Mai. I have come from China. For me, Faith Integration has helped me find structure and love for me and my family.
PROJECTS IN THE PIPELINE
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