Scotland

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

The Church of Scotland have collated a particularly comprehensive set of worship resources in response to the refugee crisis.

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

 

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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 ...
UNHCR’s priorities for the next UK Government #GE2017
May 30

UNHCR’s priorities for the next UK Government #GE2017

Ahead of the 8 June UK general election, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has outlined six priorities that it is asking whoever forms the next UK government to take forward for asylum and refugee reform. Increase the number of refugees resettled in the UK to at least 10,000 a year. This represents ...
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 ...
Reflections from CTBI group who visited Mediterranean Hope refugee projects in Lampedusa & Sicily
May 10

Reflections from CTBI group who visited Mediterranean Hope refugee projects in Lampedusa & Sicily

A short video captures reflections of some of the group who spent time with Mediterranean Hope projects in Lampedusa and Sicily in April 2017. The visit was organised by Churches Together in Britain and Ireland.  You can read more about the visit on this Focus on Refugees website.
The ecumenical challenge of migration
May 7

The ecumenical challenge of migration

Bartłomiej Bozek is a member of the Chemin Neuf Community and travelled to Italy to visit Mediterranean Hope projects in April with the delegation of young men organised by Churches Together in Britain and Ireland. We can describe ecumenism as a desire to be together all over again felt by ...
Administrative error: extra 130 places ‘discovered’ for child refugees under Dubs Scheme
Apr 27

Administrative error: extra 130 places ‘discovered’ for child refugees under Dubs Scheme

Despite the original expectation that 3,000 child refugees who had travelled from Syria to Europe would be brought to the UK under the ‘Dubs Scheme’, the government announced earlier this year that the scheme would close after just 350 unaccompanied migrant children had been resettled. Two ...
The Promise – epic film about Armenian genocide chimes with twenty first century conflicts and displacement
Apr 26

The Promise – epic film about Armenian genocide chimes with twenty first century conflicts and displacement

The Promise documents the displacement and genocide of Armenians in the last days of the Ottoman Empire during the First World War. It’s a shocking piece of European history that director Terry George beautifully captures in his new epic film. Michael Boghosian (played by Oscar Isaac) travels ...
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