Northern Ireland

UK and Ireland map with focus on Northern IrelandYou’ll find news, practical action, policies and faith resources that relate to Northern Ireland in this section of the website.

Over the coming weeks, organisations and websites that make a particular contribution in the context of Northern Ireland will be added to this list.

 

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Asylum and refugee projects shortlisted for Liberty award
Oct 10

Asylum and refugee projects shortlisted for Liberty award

Residents of the small Welsh market town of Narberth have been shortlisted for Liberty’s 2017 Human Rights Awards. Croeso Arberth and the people of Narberth have been nominated “for their work to provide a safe haven for refugee families fleeing war and terror”. As a community they were ...
Christian Aid Rohingya Crisis Appeal
Sep 30

Christian Aid Rohingya Crisis Appeal

Christian Aid have launched a Rohingya Crisis Appeal to collect donations to support vulnerable displaced people who need food, water and shelter. Escalating violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State in late August 2017 has forced hundreds of thousands of people from their homes, including many ...
Preview – Lives in Translation – new play explores frustrations of asylum system #BelFest
Sep 29

Preview – Lives in Translation – new play explores frustrations of asylum system #BelFest

Rosemary Jenkinson’s new play Lives in Translation celebrates the human survival instinct through the story of one woman, a Somali who flees the conflict of her home, yet becomes trapped in a different form of struggle. She becomes suffocated in the bureaucracy of the asylum system and her ...
Welcoming, protecting, promoting & integrating migrants & refugees
Aug 21

Welcoming, protecting, promoting & integrating migrants & refugees

In a message linked with the launch of the 104th World day of Migrants and Refugees (to be held on 14 January 2018), Pope Francis has recalled his visit to Lampedusa on 8 July 2013 and his desire for the Church to show its concern for migrants, displaced people, refugees and victims of human ...
The Optician of Lampedusa (Emma Jane Kirby) – choosing to act, choosing to relate
Aug 20

The Optician of Lampedusa (Emma Jane Kirby) – choosing to act, choosing to relate

Emma Jane Kirby’s book The Optician of Lampedusa takes us back to 3 October 2013 and an account of what happened when Carmine Menna, his wife Rosaria and six friends went for a pleasurable sail just off the coast of the island of Lampedusa at the end of the tourist season. They found themselves ...
Flood: To the Sea – bringing refugee stories close to home
Aug 17

Flood: To the Sea – bringing refugee stories close to home

Flood is four part production by Slung Low theatre company and playwright James Phillips. Commissioned as part of Hull 2017 City of Culture programme, the third part ‘To The Sea’ was recorded in June for BBC Two’s strand of Performance Live programmes and subsequently broadcast last Saturday ...
Wifi Refugees – marketing advice for local businesses & fundraising for refugees
Aug 12

Wifi Refugees – marketing advice for local businesses & fundraising for refugees

Earlier this summer, Andi Jarvis launched Wifi Refugees, offering free twenty minute marketing sessions to local businesses, in exchange for a donation to a local refugee charity. David from Soarscape was the first person to drop in for a session. Andi is a marketing consultant. He knows that ...
£1m UK Gov injection to support community sponsorship groups
Jul 22

£1m UK Gov injection to support community sponsorship groups

Marking the one year anniversary of the operation of the UK’s community sponsorship scheme, the Home Secretary Amber Rudd announced £1 million of funding over two years to support community groups who want to help resettle refugees fleeing the war in Syria. This time last year, the ...
“This problem is not going away: it’s getting bigger”
Jul 18

“This problem is not going away: it’s getting bigger”

A year after the Archbishop of Canterbury welcomed a Syrian refugee family to live at Lambeth Palace, it seems that the community sponsorship scheme – which initially struggled to gain momentum due to Home Office processes that were not well oiled – seems to be picking up speed. Mayor David ...
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