Northern Ireland

UK and Ireland map with focus on Northern IrelandYou’ll find news, practical action, policies and faith resources that relate to Northern Ireland in this section of the website.

Over the coming weeks, organisations and websites that make a particular contribution in the context of Northern Ireland will be added to this list.

 

Intern opportunity with Refugee Week for people from refugee backgrounds
Nov 26

Intern opportunity with Refugee Week for people from refugee backgrounds

Counterpoints Arts are inviting applications for a new programme for emerging leaders to support the production of Refugee Week 2019. Funded by Ben and Jerry’s Foundation, this new leadership project aims to ensure the perspectives and expertise of people who have experienced displacement are ...
Update from CTBI Churches’ Refugee Network
Nov 22

Update from CTBI Churches’ Refugee Network

CTBIs Churches’ Refugee Network met again today with representation around the table and on the phone from a variety of denominations and organisations working around the UK and Ireland. CRN considered the opportunity to develop better church engagement with Refugee Week (running in 2019 ...
Lift the Ban on people seeking asylum working
Oct 28

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 ...
28 Tales for 28 Days
Sep 28

28 Tales for 28 Days

The UK is the only country in Europe that detains people indefinitely. 28 Tales for 28 Days is an initiative from Refugee Tales to help generate a conversation around a call for an end to the UK’s policy of indefinite detention. Each day, for 28 days, the story of someone who has experienced ...
CTBI Churches’ Refugee Network updates (September 2018)
Sep 22

CTBI Churches’ Refugee Network updates (September 2018)

CTBI’s Churches’ Refugee Network met on 13 September and discussed how CRN could widen its reach and more effectively share information amongst its network of Christian faith-based organisations and beyond to smaller churches and communities. Among other discussions, the meeting heard about the ...
Lord Dubs launches petition: safe passage to UK for 10,000 child refugees
Sep 5

Lord Dubs launches petition: safe passage to UK for 10,000 child refugees

Lord Dubs whose life was saved by Kindertransport has launched a petition calling on the UK Prime Minister Theresa May to act in the spirit of 80 years ago and make a commitment to give safe passage to 10,000 child refugees from Europe and the regions over the next 10 years. Over the weekend, ...
Call for UK Gov to protect 10,000 child refugees
Sep 2

Call for UK Gov to protect 10,000 child refugees

On the third anniversary of the death of Alan Kurdi, faith leaders from Jewish, Muslim and Christian traditions have called on the UK Government to “match the efforts of the Kindertransport” and provide 10,000 child refugees with protection in the UK. Update – Lord Dubs has launched a ...
City of Sanctuary Mental Health Resource Pack
Aug 28

City of Sanctuary Mental Health Resource Pack

City of Sanctuary have published a Mental Health Resource Pack [PDF] to help readers understand the circumstances of refugees and asylum seekers’ lives and how these circumstances affect their emotional wellbeing. The 56-page booklet’s introduction explains that “it is designed to give you a ...
Child citizenship fees: a barrier to education
Aug 8

Child citizenship fees: a barrier to education

The Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration is currently inspecting the UK Home Office’s approach to charging for its services in respect of its asylum, immigration, nationality and customs functions. The inspection will look at the rationale and authority for particular ...