Glasgow Presbytery Conference on Refugees and Asylum Seekers

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Saint Rollox Church of Scotland

70 Fountainwell Road

Glasgow

G21 1RG

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A day conference to help churches serve refugees and asylum seekers in their communities.

About this Event

Do you have an interest in the issues facing refugees and asylum seekers and would like to explore them more from a faith-based perspective?

Are you a Church leader, elder or member with asylum seekers or refugees in your congregation wanting to know more about how to support them in your Church?

Are you already involved or have your own experience of being an asylum seeker and refugee in Scotland and can share your perspectives and understanding?

This day conference hosted by the Presbytery of Glasgow (the Church of Scotland) aims to:

o Bring together people involved in the Church who are refugees or asylum seekers, and those that work with them

o Improve knowledge and understanding of what is happening across the city with regard to asylum and refugee support and integration

o Explore the possibility for future or ongoing work or networking by those involved

All are welcome.A free lunch will be provided - please contact rknight@churchofscotland.org.uk with any dietary requirements

Timings on the Day:

Doors open for registration and coffee at 9.30am

The event will start at 10.00am

10.00 Welcome and worship led by Jane Howitt, St Rollox

10.30 Speaker: Linda Pollock, Possilpark Parish Church

11.15 Workshops

A: Allan Ramsay, Faith in Community Scotland

B: Kevin Wyber, St Aloysius Garnethill ESOL Programme

C: Sabine Chalmers, Scottish Faiths Action for Refugees

12.00 Lunch

12.45 Workshops

D: Annika Joy, Glasgow Night Shelter for Destitute Asylum Seekers

E: Lynnda Wardle, Interfaith Glasgow Weekend Club

F: TBC

13.30 Speaker: Reginald Oko-Flex Inya, Migrant Help

14.15 Panel discussion

14.45 Close

We look forward to having contributions from:

Reginald Inya-Flex, Migrant Help

Linda Pollock, Church of Scotland

Mohamed Omar, Mental Health Foundation

Annika Joy, Glasgow Night Shelter for Destitute Asylum Seekers

Lynnda Wardle, Interfaith Glasgow Weekend Club

Jane Howitt, Church of Scotland

Allan Ramsay, Faith in Community Scotland

Kevin Wyber, St Aloyisius Garnethill ESOL programme

Sabine Chalmers, Scottish Faiths Action for Refugees

…and you!

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Saint Rollox Church of Scotland

70 Fountainwell Road

Glasgow

G21 1RG

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