The Empathy Pledge
The United Nations Refugee Agency estimates there are a shocking 25.4 million refugees in the world at present, over half of whom are children.
I stand with every man, woman and child that has been forced to flee their home. I pledge to respect all displaced persons as human beings, not migrants. I believe that if we learn to treat all people with respect and compassion rather than suspicion and indifference, this world will become a better place for us all.
There are currently around 1,000 unaccompanied children stuck in refugee camps on EU soil. Many of them are stuck in greek refugee camps like Camp Moria. I ask that the EU Governments give these children a home by giving them asylum.
Please join me by signing the pledge which I co-wrote with QUEEN guitarist Dr. Brian May. It has already been signed by Dame Judi Dench and many others. You can also join me in person and sign the pledge when we meetup.