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East Midlands Community Sponsorship Event

Published Friday 14 August 2017 In partnership with:               Following the success of the Community Sponsorship Roadshows across England and Wales in July, we are delighted to announce our next event on the19th of September at the King’s Arms Project.Community Sponsorship is based on decades of successful experience in Canada which has seen over 280,000 refugees …

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ABIDE approved as Community Sponsor

Published Tuesday 1 August 2017 We are delighted that ABIDE, a project being overseen by Ottery St Mary Parish Church in East Devon, has been formally approved by the Home Office to support the resettlement of a Syrian refugee family within the local area through Community Sponsorship. In July 2016, when the Home Office first announced the idea of a new …

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See you at New Wine 2017!

Published Friday 14 July 2017 We are going to New Wine this summer!  We are looking forward to speaking to thousands of Christians about the potential of Community Sponsorship to transform their congregation and bring fresh hope to countless refugees. We will also be running a stand at the Marketplace. Please drop by, say hi and pick up our free merchandise if you …

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Mayor to bring Londoners together to support Syrian refugees

Published Thursday 13 July 2017 The Mayor of London has secured Home Office funding for new community sponsorship scheme and a co-ordinated approach to resettlement of Syrian refugees The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, today launched the first city-wide scheme to support Syrian refugees to rebuild their lives in London and thrive in their local community. Through the Mayor’s new resettlement initiative, …

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Refugees of all nationalities fleeing Syria are now eligible for resettlement in the UK

Published Monday 3 July 2017 The Syrian Vulnerable Person Resettlement Scheme (VPRS) will be expanded to include refugees of all nationalities who have fled the conflict in Syria to neighbouring countries. The Home Secretary Amber Rudd has announced today (Monday 3 July) that vulnerable refugees of any nationality, not just Syrian, who fled the conflict to neighbouring countries and are unable …

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Capital Mass Event 18 July

Published Friday 30 June 2017 Capital Mass is hosting an information evening for parishes to explore two options that are in front of us to embody the call of Christ: to welcome the stranger. The evening will provide a brief overview of both schemes and then guests will break into two separate areas; one exploring Clergy Hosting and the other Community Sponsorship. …

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Community Sponsorship Roadshows

Published Friday 30 June 2017 In partnership with:         We are hitting the road with Social Finance and the Good Faith Partnership to deliver a series of workshops on Community Sponsorship across England and Wales in the third week of July.These events, hosted by local church and community leaders, are designed for you to find out more what community sponsorship is and how …

Enfield Welcome Refugees announces arrival of first refugee family

Published Wednesday 21 June 2017 We have just received amazing news from Enfield Welcome Refugees, a group that we have been supporting:  We are delighted to announce that our first family, a mother and her children, will be arriving in July. Members of ERW have been hard at work preparing the house, getting Enfield Council involved and securing their approval, ensuring school …

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‘He survived Assad only to die in the Grenfell Tower fire’

Published Wednesday 21 June 2017 “The fire is here now, goodbye.” Our hearts broke as we read these last words of Mohammad al-Haj Ali, a Syrian refugee who came to the UK in 2014, to seek refuge from warfare and destruction in his home country. Mohammad had a bright future ahead of him. He was a civil engineering student at the University of …

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How you can help refugees: Community Sponsorship works, says Salvation Army

Published Tuesday 20 June 2017 Article by James Macintyre, Christian Today On World Refugee Day today, the Salvation Army is encouraging communities to help refugee families through the government’s Community Sponsorship Scheme. The Salvation Army has been calling, along with other groups, for people to support the scheme, under which the government pledged to resettle 20,000 refugees by 2020. One of …