The news and social media are full of stories about people who are having to flee their homes to find a safe place to live. These people are ordinary people, who suddenly find they have no choice but to leave everything they know and love behind.
Our value at the moment is compassion. This means we show sympathy love and care to those people who are having a harder time than us. We don't choose to show compassion because they are our friends and family, we choose to do it because we want to live by the Golden Rule: 'Treat others how you wish to be treated.
Over the next few weeks we will listen to musicians who have written songs for and about Refugees. The songs send out messages of hope for those who are displaced from their homeland.
Coldplay – A L I E N S
We have listened to Coldplay before. This track "Aliens" (written as "A L I E N S") was released on 6 July 2017 as a charity single. The proceeds from the song were donated to the international NGO Migrant Offshore Aid Station, which rescues migrants and refugees in peril at sea in the Mediterranean.
In the USA, any non-citizen is labelled as an ‘alien’. This video has used that idea to show an animated alien family fleeing their home planet and wandering the galaxy in search of refuge.