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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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 ...
Refugee Week 2017 events in England
Jun 18

Refugee Week 2017 events in England

There are an enormous number of events planned across England for Refugee Week which begins on Monday 19 June. You can find many of them on the Refugee Week website. Only a tiny selection are previewed in this blog post. Quakers are running a series of events in London and across England. The ...
Refugee Festival Scotland 2017 events
Jun 18

Refugee Festival Scotland 2017 events

You can see a full list of events during Refugee Festival Scotland 2017 (from Tuesday 20 June to Sunday 2 July) on the Scottish Refugee Council website. Come and help form a human chain in Glasgow’s George Square in an event marking World Refugee Day on Tuesday 20 June starting at 11am. It’s an ...
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 ...
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