This Refugee Week, we have lots going on to celebrate and encourage refugee engagement in our churches.
Sunday 14th June: Refuge Sunday: Starting Again
As our communities look ahead to a ‘new normal’ learn from refugees what it means to ‘start again’. We have produced a video and short devotion to help your church think about ‘Starting Again’ from the perspective of refugees. Resources will be sent out for free, automatically via email.
Monday 15th June: For English-speaking refugees: Engaging in online church
Are you a refugee wanting to engage more with your church or help other refugees to engage with your church? Do you know refugee leaders in your church? Join our discussion on 15th June (in English) and share ideas on how we can help refugees to stay connected with their church at this time.
Tuesday 16th June: For Farsi-speaking refugees: Engaging in online church
آموزش برای پناهندگان در کلیساها
آیا شما یک پناهنده هستید که می خواهید بیشتر با کلیسای خود همکار باشید یا به سایر پناهندگان برای همکاری با کلیسای خود کمک کنید؟ در تاریخ 15 یا 16 ژوئن به بحث ما بپیوندید و ایده هایی را در مورد چگونگی کمک به پناهندگان برای ارتباط با کلیسای خود در این زمان به اشتراک بگذارید. پانزدهم ژوئن به زبان انگلیسی و شانزدهم ژوئن به زبان فارسی خواهد بود.
Thursday 18th June: Covid19: What has changed for refugees and your church?
Free, online training for church refugee workers.
The last few months have completely changed our communities, our churches and our outreach; will life ever be the same again! In this session we will look at the challenges and opportunities that Covid-19 has given our refugee ministries. Make sure we can learn from the impact of Covid19 to serve and welcome more refugees in the future.
Saturday 20th June: National Refugee Prayer Hour on World Refugee Day
Together with Glasgow Prayer Focus for Refugees and the Refugee Resource Centre for Churches, we are organising the first ever National Refugee Prayer Hour on World Refugee Day. Join with Christians from across the UK from 11am-12noon to pray with refugees. Hosted on Zoom, leaders from different Christian refugee organisations will lead us in praying through the issues faced by refugees and asylum seekers in the UK and for the UK Church’s response.