Posts Tagged “Scotland”

Refugee Festival Scotland 2017 events

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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 opportunity to…

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Shoulder to Shoulder – Interfaith Pilgrimage as part of Scottish Refugee Festival

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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 religion or belief, the 10km walk is one of…

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Scotland welcomes 1,000th Syrian refugee under resettlement programme

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Scotland welcomes 1,000th Syrian refugee under resettlement programme

David Bradwell who heads up Scottish Faiths Action for Refugees is quoted in a BBC News article marking the milestone of 1,000 Syrian refugees being welcomed to Scotland through the UK Government’s Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Programme. That’s 35% of the UK total of 2,800 so far. The overall UK target is to resettle 20,000 refugees over…

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Interfaith Glasgow – addressing isolation and getting to know Glasgow

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Interfaith Glasgow – addressing isolation and getting to know Glasgow

Interfaith Glasgow is a Scottish charity specialising in promoting and facilitating constructive engagement between different faith and belief communities in Glasgow. Weekend Club is their interfaith response to the social isolation experienced by asylum seekers, refugees and new migrants in Glasgow. It addresses the need for newcomers to get to know Glasgow, especially over the…

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Looking back at the Working Together in Faith conference in Edinburgh #SFARconference

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Looking back at the Working Together in Faith conference in Edinburgh #SFARconference

Yesterday’s Working Together in Faith conference in Edinburgh examined how individuals and groups could grasp policy, advocacy and practical action as they exercised their faith. You can get a flavour of the event from the tweets posted using the #SFARconference hashtag. Organised by Scottish Faiths Action for Refugees, the interfaith event opened with a reflection…

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Refugee Festival Scotland – visibly and proudly standing in solidarity

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Refugee Festival Scotland – visibly and proudly standing in solidarity

Refugee Festival Scotland is an annual Scotland-wide programme of arts, cultural, educational, heritage and sports events, coordinated by Scottish Refugee Council. Suzi Maciver is arts and cultural development officer of the Scottish Refugee Council. She says that Refugee Festival Scotland is about “recognising this difficult present” of refugees who have “been forced to flee their…

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Joint statement from Scotland’s faith communities for International Refugee Day

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Joint statement from Scotland’s faith communities for International Refugee Day

Faith communities across Scotland have released a joint statement to mark International Refugee Day on Monday 20 June. As representatives of faith traditions and organisations assisting faith communities in the struggle against poverty we share an imperative to offer compassion and justice to those who are afraid and oppressed. We are saddened that there are…

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Working Together in Faith refugee day conference in Scotland (Tue 21 June)

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Working Together in Faith refugee day conference in Scotland (Tue 21 June)

As part of the 2016 Refugee Festival Scotland, a day conference entitled Working Together in Faith has been organised by Scottish Faiths Action for Refugees. The event is aimed at people who want to learn more about the situation and what they can do about it. You’re invited to gather in St Andrew’s and St…

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About … Glasgow Refugee Asylum and Migration Network (GRAMNet)

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About … Glasgow Refugee Asylum and Migration Network (GRAMNet)

The Glasgow Refugee Asylum and Migration Network (GRAMNet) brings together researchers and practitioners, NGOs and policy makers working with migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in Scotland. The network is currently funded by The University of Glasgow. Across the UK, the City of Glasgow is host to the largest population of refugees and asylum seekers under the…

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Scotland Welcomes Refugees

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Scotland Welcomes Refugees

Scotland Welcomes Refugees is a website run by the Scottish Government alongside the Scottish Refugee Council. Humza Yousaf, Scottish Minister for Europe and International Development, said that the site was “an important addition in marshalling Scotland’s efforts in our concerted and organised response”. Individuals can register expressions of support offering accommodation, goods or skills (perhaps…

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