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Churches and Christian groups invited to take action on World Refugee Day

Published Thursday 8 June 2017 With just 12 days to go until the United Nations’ World Refugee Day, Church Response For Refugees are inviting Christians across the UK to take part in a challenge on Tuesday 20th of June to raise awareness about the plight of refugees and garner support for the Community Sponsorship Scheme, which is enabling churches to …

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The Salvation Army Merton Community Sponsorship Evening 14 June

Published Thursday 18 May 2017 Did you know that Merton is the first borough in London, and only the third in the UK, to resettle a Syrian refugee family through the Community Sponsorship scheme?  This is a community led initiative to support Syrian refugees to resettle in the UK with the support of the government and local authority.  The Salvation …

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Gateshead Community Sponsorship Evening 18 May

Published Wednesday 17 May 2017 The Rt Revd Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham is to host refugee welcome event in Gateshead on 18th May 2017. Community Sponsorship provides a safe and legal route for refugees to resettle and integrate successfully in a new community. It equips local communities to play a vital role in resettling refugee families. A similar Canadian …

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YES YOU CAN!: As it happened

Published Tuesday 16 May 2017 Relive the evening as it unfolded on Twitter #WelcomeRefugees #YesYouCan YES YOU CAN #WelcomeRefugees 17 May

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YES YOU CAN!

Published Monday 8 May 2017 From Community Sponsorship to Clergy Hosting to Campaigning, there are now plenty of ways for Christians to be Good Samaritans to our neighbours who are fleeing from war and persecution. Learn more about these exciting new programmes and iniatiatives, hear how they are giving fresh hope to refugees and transforming communities across the UK, and respond with “Yes …

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Please #PrayforSyria

Published Friday 7 April 2017 The Syrian people desperately need our prayers. Up to 100 people have died in the Idlib province of northern Syria after victims were exposed to a toxic gas that survivors said was dropped from warplanes. Survivors and aid workers on the scene said they are still in shock and struggling to recover from the distressing event of the attack. This morning, …

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Our Response to Attack on Asylum Seeker in Croydon

What took place on Friday night in Croydon is an awful attack, not just on Kurdish-Iranian asylum seeker but also on tolerance, unity in diversity, goodwill and friendship between people of different backgrounds and faiths – all the values that make London and Britain unique. What troubled us most is the suggestion that a mob gathered and watched the 17-year-old being …

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Youth Workers Inspired to Serve Young Refugees in National Training Day

Over 200 youth workers were encouraged and equipped to reach out to young asylum seekers and refugees at Engaging Young Refugees: An equipping day for youth workers this Thursday. The national training day was streamed live from Youthscape Centre in Luton to 10 other community centres and churches across England and Scotland. It was organised by Refugee Support Network (RSN), Church …

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Engaging Young Refugees: As it happened

Over 200 participants signed up to attend our national training day, Engaging Young Refugees: An equipping day for youth workers, hosted in partnership with Refugees Support Network, Premier Youth and Children’s Work, and Youthscape. Here is how the day unfolded on social media. Credit to Alastair Jones (EYR leader in Manchester) for creating this Storify board

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Bude Refugees Welcome Sponsorship Application Approved

Published Wednesday 15 March 2017 (Article by Rosie Cripps on Bude & Stratton Post) Bude Welcome Refugees has been granted approval by the Home Office to welcome a refugee family to Bude, after over a year of campaigning and fundraising. The group, which originally got together in October 2015, has spent over a year finding ways to help those fleeing the Syrian …