Faith groups’ response to migration crises 6.30-9pm Wed 12 Oct Quaker MtgHo
Faith groups’ response to migration crises, 6.30-9pm Wed 12 Oct at Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2JL
A Meeting for Learning on how the spirit-led can best support refugees & asylum seekers: a contribution to the emerging City of Sanctuary initiative during Edinburgh World Justice Festival 1-17 October 2016.
An opportunity for people of faith and of no faith to share concerns and learn about the causes of forced migration, the global response to those fleeing injustice and the local responses to date.
Hear about the many faith-based initiatives in Edinburgh and see how you might participate in supporting and working with refugees arriving in the city as well as those already here.
6.30pm Registration with light refreshments available
7.00pm Opening remarks introducing this as a Meeting for Learning where all are invited to contribute
7.10pm Contributions from people who have experienced forced migration and faith groups' responses
8.00pm Comfort break / networking
8.10pm Reflections from all present sharing initiatives in Edinburgh and ideas for action
8.45pm Drawing themes together and identifying who might wish to do what in future
8.55pm Close with a short period of reflection.
Please register online at http://faiths-migrants12oct.eventbrite.co.uk
Part of the Edinburgh World Justice Festival 1-17 October 2016 www.ewjf.org.uk