Archive For October 28, 2018

Lift the Ban on people seeking asylum working

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Lift the Ban on people seeking asylum working

The Lift the Ban coalition is calling for the right to work for people seeking asylum, and their adult dependants, after six months of having lodged an asylum claim or further submission, unconstrained by the Shortage Occupation List. People currently seeking asylum in the UK are effectively prohibited from working. They can only apply to…

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European Asylum Conference declaration

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European Asylum Conference declaration

150 asylum experts from churches and civil society last week issued a declaration calling on an end to the EU asylum regime of hotspots and the establishment of ways of safe passage into Europe. The 15th European Asylum Conference began on Chios, an Aegean island, where the delegates were “shocked to observe … the undignified…

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Those Who Dream: Christian Responses to Migration (27 October)

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Those Who Dream: Christian Responses to Migration (27 October)

Union Chapel in Islington are hosting an event around Those Who Dream: Christian Reflections on Europe’s Responses to Migration in Europe on Saturday 27 October. The theological event aims to: honour Christian work for justice for refugees and migrants; raise delegates’ eyes beyond crisis responses; seek guidance in the sources of our faith; and ask what…

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Resilience Toolbox – strategies for coping with pressure in refugee ministry (17 November)

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Resilience Toolbox – strategies for coping with pressure in refugee ministry (17 November)

Working with refugees and asylum seekers often means helping people in very difficult situations and hearing traumatic, personal stories. Pressure can build very quickly. It is easy to feel overwhelmed and, if we’re not careful, for compassion fatigue to set in. That’s the thinking behind Welcome Churches’ Resilience Toolbox training that is being held in…

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