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.

Share the Journey: Pope Francis urges people to press governments over dignity of people on the move
Sep 29

Share the Journey: Pope Francis urges people to press governments over dignity of people on the move

Pope Francis has declared this time a ‘unique opportunity’ to press governments to make global commitments which place the human dignity of people on the move at their heart. He  launched the campaign on Wednesday 27 September, meeting and embracing migrants during his weekly audience in St. ...
Greenbelt 2017 events on migration, asylum and refugees
Aug 24

Greenbelt 2017 events on migration, asylum and refugees

If you’re attending the Greenbelt festival this weekend look out for some of the asylum and refugee-related talks and activities across the Boughton Estate site, north east of Kettering. Friday 25 August at 5.30pm. Climate theologian Dr Winston Halapua will talk about The Real Moana: Waves of ...
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 ...
Community Sponsorship Roadshows (17-20 July)
Jul 16

Community Sponsorship Roadshows (17-20 July)

Church Response for Refugees has organised five events this week across England and Wales to help church groups find out more about community sponsorship, listen to testimonies from current sponsors, and get advice from experienced organisations on how your church can sponsor a family to ...
Listen back to webinar on Anglican response to refugees
Jul 3

Listen back to webinar on Anglican response to refugees

You can now listen online to the online meeting on integration, partnership and sanctuary hosted by Anglican Alliance and Scottish Faiths Action for Refugees. Three presentations outlined how Anglican churches and agencies in the UK and Ireland work with refugees. ...
Church fundraising furnishes Milton Keynes home for resettled family
Jun 21

Church fundraising furnishes Milton Keynes home for resettled family

St Mark’s Church in Milton Keynes handed over house keys to a refugee family last week after a fundraising campaign to furnish their new home with everything from toothbrushes to a fridge freezer. The Church of England explains that the church crowdsourced items through an online ‘wish list’ as ...
World Refugee Day human chain in Glasgow’s George Square
Jun 20

World Refugee Day human chain in Glasgow’s George Square

David Bradwell from Scottish Faiths Action for Refugees was one of hundreds of people who came together in Glasgow’s George Square this morning to form a human chain to mark World Refugee Day and show solidarity with refugees. The event was organised by the Scottish Refugee Council, Amnesty ...