The Scottish Churches Racial Justice Group have produced an interactive workshop – Seeking Sanctuary – to give an understanding of the processes people have to go through when seeking sanctuary in the UK and, crucially, how that experience might feel.
Rather than simply being presented with the facts, participants are given the opportunity to discover them in a way which encourages them to internalise the information and empathise with those involved.
All the stories are based on real people and events, mostly told at the Independent Asylum Commission hearings. They have been selected to represent a balance of backgrounds, nationality and gender, and their outcome reflects the overall success rate of those who seek sanctuary in the UK.
Seeking Sanctuary is available to download.