Living as Neighbours

Living as Neighbours is a podcast featuring conversations with women and men who have provided friendship and support to migrants and asylum seekers. Travelling to some of Europe’s remotest borders, Dutch theologian and artist Rikko Voorberg, speaks with people who have opened their doors and have provided help to those seeking shelter and a safe place to live. ”Living as Neighbours” is an initiative of the Lutheran World Federation in collaboration with A World of Neighbours network. The project is supported by the German government through the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit.

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Living as Neighbours: Episode 4
Sanella was a teacher in 2018 when police in her northern Bosnian town of Cljuč began stopping buses to turn back migrants seeking to cross the border into Croatia. With her father, a policeman, she began providing food, water, blankets, shelter to help those stranded on the road in freezing temperatures. Now, together with some of those refugees and migrants, she runs a social integration center in the city of Sarajevo.

Thanasis - Lesbos

Monday May 20, 2024

Monday May 20, 2024

Living as Neighbours: Episode 3
A Greek citizen, Thanasis was driving in his car in 2014 when he first heard about migrant children, who survived a shipwreck, being pushed back into the sea by coastguards. He says he felt "a calling" and signed up as a volunteer to do sea rescue work in Lesbos. Nearly a decade on, he says "it is dangerous work, but we have to do what is right."

Philippa Kempson - Lesbos

Monday May 13, 2024

Monday May 13, 2024

Living as Neighbours: Episode 2
Originally from Wales, Philippa moved to Greece with her husband and young daughter in search of a quiet life by the sea. But in 2014, on the way to school, she stopped to help a distressed woman and child who had just crossed from Turkey on a boat. She says "it is impossible to drive past people in need and do nothing."

Rouddy Kimpioka - Lesbos

Tuesday May 07, 2024

Tuesday May 07, 2024

Living as Neighbours: Episode 1
Originally from Congo, Rouddy was detained in Mória refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos, before founding RAD (Refugee African Dance) Music International to help others find joy and solidarity amid the most challenging circumstances.

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