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Day conference for Churches working with asylum seekers, refugees and migrants

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Join us for this day conference to develop and support a shared commitment between the Churches for diaconal, prophetic and pastoral work on issues relating to migration, especially with those who are asylum seekers and refugees and providing an opportunity to promote and resource the concept of Church of Sanctuary.

10.00 Arrivals, registration, coffee

10.30 Opening remarks, welcome

David Bradwell, Scottish Faiths Action for Refugees

10.35 Prayers and worship

Led by the Rt Rev Colin Sinclair, Moderator of the Church of Scotland General Assembly

10.55 Scene-setting: a theology and ethic of hospitality (Dr Jayme Reaves, Sarum College)

11.20 Scene-setting: Scotland’s vision for welcoming refugees (Sabir Zazai, Scottish Refugee Council)

11.45 Workshops

  • A: New Scots Integration Programme (Sabine Chalmers, Scottish Faiths Action for Refugees)
  • B: Welcome Churches (Karina Martin, Welcome Churches)

12.35 Lunch

13.15 Workshops

  • D: Community Sponsorship (Carly Whyborn, Reset Community Sponsorship)
  • E: Supporting refugees in your local church (Barry Hughes, St Mark’s Church Stirling)

14.05 Movement building: Church of Sanctuary (Rev Dr Inderjit Bhogal, Church of Sanctuary)

14.30 Refugee protection across Europe: a view from Brussels post Brexit (Dr Torsten Mortiz, Churches Commission for Migrants in Europe)

14.55 Poverty and climate: drivers of humanitarian emergencies (Rev Sally Foster-Fulton, Christian Aid)

15.20 Observations and reflections (Bob Fyffe, Churches Together in Britain and Ireland)

15.30 Close

This programme is still being refined is subject to change over the coming weeks.

The programme will include refreshments and lunch - please email rknight@churchofscotland.org.uk with any dietary requirements. In order to be able to provide food and drinks, we are inviting participants to consider if they can afford it to help pay for the cost of the event.

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Edinburgh

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United Kingdom

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