The leaders of the Roman Catholic and Anglican Churches will put on a united front on Monday to call for an increased in refugee numbers during the Syrian crisis.
Cardinal John Dew of the Roman Catholic Church and Archbishop Philip Richardson of the Anglican Church will hold a joint press conference to speak about the crisis.
A spokesman said they believed there was a need for an urgent collective response to that, led by the Government but with the community and churches involved.
"The two leaders wish to demonstrate the collective nature of that response by standing side by side to address the issue."
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The two churches also joined forces last week to write to Prime Minister John Key, calling for an "an immediate and urgent increase" in refugee numbers and for an extraordinary allocation of places on top of the quota.
Cardinal John Dew said it was a crisis nobody could ignore and urged the Government to "think deeply about how New Zealand might provide a response which reflects the generosity of New Zealanders."
He said the Catholic community was involved in supporting Polish refugees after World War II.