Posts Tagged “welcome”

Welcome Churches

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Welcome Churches

The vision of the Welcome Churches organisation is “for every refugee in the UK to be welcomed by their local church”. To that end they are offering UK churches the resources and training to make congregations into welcoming communities, including how to: provide help and support to refugees arriving in your community; work with other…

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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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Oxfam: Richest countries least welcoming

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Oxfam: Richest countries least welcoming

This week Oxfam published a briefing (PDF) that stated: The six wealthiest nations host less than nine percent of the world’s refugees while poorer countries shoulder most of the responsibility. The world’s richest countries can and should do much more to help the world’s most vulnerable people who have fled their homes because of violence and conflict….

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Amnesty: 29% of UK would accept refugees fleeing war & persecution into their home

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Amnesty: 29% of UK would accept refugees fleeing war & persecution into their home

Amnesty International’s global survey of 27,000 people across 27 countries (which includes the United Kingdom but not Ireland) reveals that 4 in 5 people replied to say that they would welcome refugees. Our survey shows that while many governments still claim they simply can’t find room for refugees, their citizens feel the opposite way. The…

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“We love our new home”

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“We love our new home”

Fifty one Syrian refugees arrived in Belfast in December under the UK government Syrian Vulnerable Person Resettlement programme. Three months later, some gathered in the Shaftsbury Recreation Centre on Saturday evening for what the former Lord Mayor Máirtín Ó Muilleoir described as an “exuberant community welcome”. Teenager Ascha Alnajjar spoke at the event. In a…

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EMBRACE

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EMBRACE

EMBRACE is a group of Christians from different denominations working together as a charity to promote a positive response to people who are seeking asylum, refugees, migrant workers and people from minority-ethnic backgrounds living in Northern Ireland. They have developed many resources that can be used by groups to explores issues of migration including a…

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Welcoming newcomers to church

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Welcoming newcomers to church

The EMBRACE charity in Northern Ireland has produced resources that are applicable and reusable across the UK and Ireland. They have drawn up a toolkit with ideas and guidance for churches who want to welcome newcomers. It is designed with the particular needs of people from other nations, cultures, languages and ethnicities, though some ideas…

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“You can’t fit hospitality in a box”

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“You can’t fit hospitality in a box”

Daniel Singleton is the National Executive Director of FaithAction. In December he blogged … You can’t fit hospitality in a box At the height of the popular focus on the refugee crisis, bold promises were made and schemes were hatched as individuals and authorities tried to come up with ways to respond to what we…

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Welcome resources for Irish parishes

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Welcome resources for Irish parishes

The Irish Episcopal Council for Immigrants have produced a number of resources to assist parishes in welcoming those from other countries in their liturgical celebrations. These include: a welcome poster; greeting and dismissal of congregation in different languages; some first steps to welcome ‘the stranger’ into parishes; prayers of unity in different languages (English, Chinese,…

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