Practical Action

What can individuals or organisations do to address issues of migration and asylum. This section of the website links to initiatives, organisations, activities and events that offer ways of taking practical action.

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Refugee Week 2017 events in Wales
Jun 18

Refugee Week 2017 events in Wales

You can see a full list of events in Wales on the Refugee Week website. A photography exhibition with the work of photographer Glenn Edwards will be accompanied by asylum seekers and refugees from the countries depicted on the walls sharing their insights and experiences about the situation in ...
Refugee Week 2017 events in Northern Ireland
Jun 18

Refugee Week 2017 events in Northern Ireland

You can see a full list of events in Northern Ireland on the Refugee Week website. There’s a launch event for Refugee Week at Belfast City Hall on Monday 19 at 2pm organised by NICRAS (Northern Ireland Community of Refugees and Asylum Seekers) and other NGOs. Immigration detention will be ...
Wimbledon Salvation Army encourage community sponsorship
May 24

Wimbledon Salvation Army encourage community sponsorship

Did you know that Merton is the first borough in London – and only the third in the UK – to resettle a Syrian refugee family through the UK Home Office’s community sponsorship scheme? The Salvation Army has sponsored a family to resettle in Merton. They applaud the local community spirit – from ...
Shoulder to Shoulder – Interfaith Pilgrimage as part of Scottish Refugee Festival
May 19

Shoulder to Shoulder – Interfaith Pilgrimage as part of Scottish Refugee Festival

Scottish Faiths Action for Refugees and Christian Aid Scotland are among the organisations behind Shoulder to Shoulder, a pilgrimage walk on Sunday 2 July along the well-worn paths of the ancient and spiritual mountain of Ben Ledi, near Callander in Scotland. Open to everyone, regardless of ...
60th anniversary of Christian Aid Week
May 14

60th anniversary of Christian Aid Week

Christian Aid was founded by churches in 1945 to support refugees who had lost their homes and possessions in the Second World War. Twelve years later, Christian Aid Week was launched to help fund the organisation’s work. Theodor Davidovic was a World War II refugee who made Scotland his home ...
Refugee Solidarity Sleep-out in Belfast (12-13 May)
May 9

Refugee Solidarity Sleep-out in Belfast (12-13 May)

Christian Aid Ireland are hosting a solidarity sleep-out in Belfast this weekend in the run up to the 60th anniversary of Christian Aid Week, which is focussing on their ongoing work supporting refugees. The organisers challenge you to spend just one night under canvas with basic provisions to ...
CTBI delegation from Britain and Ireland to visit Italian refugee projects
Mar 31

CTBI delegation from Britain and Ireland to visit Italian refugee projects

Between Monday 3 and Saturday 8 April, seven young men from churches across Britain and Ireland will visit Italy to hear first hand testimony from refugees and staff in camps and support projects on the islands of Sicily and Lampedusa. The fact-finding trip is organised by Churches Together in ...
Cup of Tea With a Refugee #KettlesBoiled
Mar 16

Cup of Tea With a Refugee #KettlesBoiled

Everybody loves a cup of tea. Cup of Tea with a Refugee is a campaign from the Scottish Refugee Council which uses one of Scotland’s favourite pastimes to bring people together. Whether you like a big mug of builder’s tea, a dainty cup of Earl Grey or a samovar of mother’s Spiced Chai, the idea...
Home for Good ask UK church leaders to sign statement in light of Dubs scheme closure
Feb 17

Home for Good ask UK church leaders to sign statement in light of Dubs scheme closure

In September 2015, the Home for Good charity responded to the Syrian refugee crisis by asking people to consider fostering unaccompanied asylum-seeking children. Within ten days more than 10,000 people answered their call, and the number continues to increase. This gave Home for Good ...
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