A collection of resources and events for refugee week

This week is Refugee Week, a UK-wide festival
celebrating the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees and people
seeking sanctuary.

churches, we want to see a world and a society which welcomes the stranger,
treating asylum seekers and refugees with dignity and decency. This week, we’re
encouraging you to pray, get involved, and take action as part of Refugee Week,
to help to create a world where everyone is treated with love and compassion.

collated this list of resources and events to get you started. Think we’ve
missed something important? Let us know by sharing the resource or event with
us on Twitter.

CTBI Bible Study Series

Churches Together in Britain and Ireland for a series of online Bible Studies
to explore resource, God with Us. The studies will take place over three

God with Us is an anthology of Bible studies, prayers, reflections, poems, hymns and song suggestions, activities for youth groups and other ways to include worship and prayer on the theme of refugees and migration. 

CTBI God With Us

Refugee Week site

This year the theme of Refugee Week is ‘We Cannot Walk Alone.’ Their website brings together a collection of events, resources, and information about the week. Why not have a look through and see if you’d like to join an event or read a resource?

Refugee Week 2021

Some of our
favourite events for the week include this online workshop with artist
Olivier Kugler

exploring the influence of migration on the UK, this seminar with refugee women about their roles in politics, and a conference from Canterbury
around the themes of migration and refugees.

All We Can Church and Prayer Resources

All We Can, the Methodist relief and development agency, have put together prayer resources, service materials, and responses to the recent fire in the Rohyingya camps in Bangladesh. You can use these resources to direct your prayer, worship, and services to stand in solidarity with the 79.5 million people around the world who have been forced to flee their homes.

All We Can resources

Churches’ Refugee
Network (CRN)

CRN encourages Churches in Britain and Ireland to
proactively engage in issues linked to asylum, refugees and migration. The
network consists of a growing number of Church-related organisations who share
a commitment to support and advocate for refugees, both those overseas and
those who have come to the UK.

Why not check out the network to see how you and your church might get involved in Refugee Week and beyond?

Churches Refugee Network

URC Youth Trialogue on the Hostile Environment

interim Team Leader, Simeon Mitchell, appeared on an episode of the United
Reformed Church’s Youth Trialogue series in May 2021. He discussed migration,
the hostile environment, and what churches can do to take action with the

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Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe:
Day of Intercession

The Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe (CCME) have put together a pack of resources for an annual Day of Intercession in memory of those who have lost their lives at the borders of the EU. The pack includes information, intercessions, and ideas for services and prayers.

Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe

Church of Scotland worship resources

The Faith
Impact Forum of the Church of Scotland, alongside the Sanctuary Sunday Writers
Group, have put together a series of worship and service resources for
Sanctuary Sunday, which this year coincides with World Refugee Day.

Celebrating Sanctuary Sunday is an opportunity to express our prayers and solidarity, but also to raise awareness again of our Christian calling to welcome the stranger and do this openly and proudly.

Church of Scotland resources

Jubilee Plus Refugee Network

Jubilee+ Refugee Network brings together expertise and experience of those
involved in working with refugees in Britain today. Their vision is to see
churches increasingly playing a major role in welcoming, loving, and supporting
refugees and asylum seekers in the UK, through practical action and as a voice
for justice.

JPIT’s Steve Tinning will be contributing to a prayer event for Jubilee+ during the week. Keep an eye out on the website for the details!

Jubilee+ Refugee Network

Webinar: Women on the Frontlines

On World Refugee Day, the International Dialogue Centre are hosting a webinar: Women on the Frontlines: The Importance of the Empowerment of Female Refugees and Migrants for a Socially Inclusive Europe. The event will aim to address the challenges female refugees currently face with regards to their social inclusion.

The webinar will take place on Monday 21st June 2021 at 1pm BST.

Register for the webinar


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