The Mission from the Margins solidarity programme facilitates and encourages theological reflection and action on issues brought about by the increasing migration and movements of people. While migration has always been a fact of life, it raises new economic, political, cultural and ecclesial concerns in today's globalized world. New forms of migration (including trafficking), development-induced displacement, and climate-induced displacement threaten the human dignity of millions of people.
Migration in a globalized world raises questions about interfaith relations, identity, justice, racism, advocacy and diakonia. The World Council of Churches seeks to engage and challenge the churches in their work with migrants, including refugees, internally displaced people and victims of trafficking. As the connections between xenophobia and racism are particularly strong, it emphasizes understanding new migration phenomena in a framework of transformative justice, which grew out of the WCC's work on overcoming racism.