Posts Tagged “asylum”

Refugees Reporting to publish findings on Thursday (live-stream)

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Refugees Reporting to publish findings on Thursday (live-stream)

The Refugees Reporting research project which launched in December 2016 will publish its findings tomorrow (Thursday 16 November) in Brussels (with a live-stream available). In the reporting on refugee issues, refugees are very seldom heard themselves. This research examined how media in seven European countries portray refugees and how refugees could better represent themselves in…

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Lives in Translation: new play highlights inadequacy of asylum system #BelFest

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Lives in Translation: new play highlights inadequacy of asylum system #BelFest

Theatre can confront audiences with stories and people that they would normally not hear or see. Last night the premiere performance of a new play Lives in Translation took place in Belfast. The three-handed play tells the story of one Somali woman who fled from Mogadishu. Yet Asha does not escape from conflict. While she no longer…

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CTBI Churches’ Refugee Network meets

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CTBI Churches’ Refugee Network meets

The CTBI Churches’ Refugee Network formally met today for the first time. It’s the result of a merger between the well established Churches’ Refugee Network (which included representatives of churches, practitioners working directly with asylum seekers and people with theological resources in the area) and a regular meeting of NGOs (which includes representatives of the…

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Workshop on Faith Networks for Service Delivery and Advocacy for Refugees (London, 19 October)

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Workshop on Faith Networks for Service Delivery and Advocacy for Refugees (London, 19 October)

Migration Exchange is hosting a learning and skill-sharing workshop in London on the afternoon of Thursday 19 October. The workshop will examine faith networks in service delivery and advocacy for refugees, migrants and asylum seeker and will provide space for reflection, learning and networking among leading figures from faith institutions and networks, and key migrant, refugee…

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Preview – Lives in Translation – new play explores frustrations of asylum system #BelFest

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Preview – Lives in Translation – new play explores frustrations of asylum system #BelFest

Rosemary Jenkinson’s new play Lives in Translation celebrates the human survival instinct through the story of one woman, a Somali who flees the conflict of her home, yet becomes trapped in a different form of struggle. She becomes suffocated in the bureaucracy of the asylum system and her reliance on translation which is both frustrating…

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Irish Supreme Court: asylum work ban unconstitutional

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Irish Supreme Court: asylum work ban unconstitutional

The Irish Supreme Court have found that “in principle” the ban in the Refugee Act on asylum seekers seeking employment is contrary to the constitutional right to seek employment. The appeal was taken by a Burmese man who was unable to take paid employment during the eight years it took to be granted refugee status….

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A Very British Nativity – raising questions about welcome, accommodation and work

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A Very British Nativity – raising questions about welcome, accommodation and work

“It’s time to give the asylum seekers of today the dignity they deserve.” That’s the final line in A Very British Nativity video that has been produced by The Joint Public Issues Team and released during advent. The reimagined Nativity uses humour to remind audiences that life for asylum seekers in the UK is anything…

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Refugees Welcome NI launches accommodation project

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Refugees Welcome NI launches accommodation project

Do you have room to spare? Refugees Welcome Northern Ireland is now up and running and looking for hosts to accommodate refugees. You can register on their website. Refugees Welcome matches offers of accommodation in people’s homes with refugees who need somewhere to live. It offers people a chance to help in a very practical way…

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Asylum seekers trained in Global Kitchen

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Asylum seekers trained in Global Kitchen

On Thursday evening, a group of asylum seekers and refugees were presented with certificates to mark their successful completion of the Global Kitchen catering course. Trainer Mark Humphries was joined by NI Executive’s Finance Minister and South Belfast MLA Máirtín Ó Muilleoir. The participants received rigorous training in international cookery and food hygiene in a…

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Made for Goodness: a faithful response to the refugee crisis

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Made for Goodness: a faithful response to the refugee crisis

The Made For Goodness report from the Joint Public Issues Team was published in time to be presented at this week’s conference of the Methodist Church in Great Britain in London. The briefing examines the history and consequences of the current humanitarian crisis, includes biblical reflection, and highlights four specific areas that churches can engage with…

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