Entries by Maranda

Refugee Support Newsletter – December 2017

In this newsletter New developments and resources News from local groups Upcoming events and actions New developments and resources New Refugee Officer In CCOW’s work on migration and refugees, we realised that many churches are keen to engage with the people and wider issues involved, but need personal support and contact with a network. So […]

Case Study: Wycombe Refugee Partnership

Wycombe Refugee Partnership Wycombe Refugee Partnership is a multi-faith, multi-cultural organisation which resettled nine refugee families in its first year of operation. Despite a petition and lobbying, the local council voted not to accept refugees coming under the government’s Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme (VPRS), so the group chose a different way to help refugees in […]

Information Sources: Refugees and Forced Migration

Where can you find … Facts, figures and research relating to refugees: British Red Cross Facts and figures about refugees and asylum seekers, including the Myth-buster “Refugees and Asylum Seekers – Getting the story straight in 2016”. City of Sanctuary Definitions, links and resources by theme, including an excellent information pack on the journeys that […]

CCOW Prayer Email: World AIDS Day, Advent Resources 2017

In this week’s prayer email: Advent Resources for Prayer and Action World AIDS Day: Children and the ‘Right to Health’ To Do … To Watch … To Read Events Advent Resources for Prayer and Action New Lectionary-Based Prayer Resources He has brought down rulers from their thrones, but has lifted up the humble. He has […]

Buy Fair Trade

Fair Trade Shops in the Thames Valley Deddington Deddington Farmers Market Fair Trade Stall  4th Saturday of each month  Faringdon The Mustard Seed 19 Market Place, Faringdon SN7 7HP; (01367) 244821 Open daily, Monday through Friday, 9 to 5, Saturday, 9 to 1. Grove The Cornerstone Grovelands Shopping Centre, Savile Way, Grove; (01235) 772280 Open […]

Church Statements on Migration, Refugees & Asylum

Anglican Communion (including Church of England) Archbishop Justin Welby, Statement on the Refugee Crisis (September 2015) Archbishop Justin Welby, Statement on Launch of Full Community Sponsorship Scheme (July 2016) Archbishop Justin Welby, Statement on Child Refugees (February 2017) Archbishop Albert Chama, Letter to  UN Secretary General ahead of Global Summit on Refugees and Migrants (September 2016) […]

Giving to support refugees in other countries

Most displaced people are living either in their own countries or as refugees in the countries nearest to them.  Uganda is currently hosting more than a million South Sudanese refugees; Lebanon over a million Syrians; Bangladesh almost three quarters of a million – over half a million of whom have arrived within a very few […]

Helping Syrian Refugees

Introductory Resources UK Government – Syria Refugees: What you can do to help Introductory UK government information for people wanting to help Syrian refugees (Nov 2015). Covers a wide range of opportunities and contains links to other organisations Refugees Welcome National campaign by Citizens UK networking and giving advice, support and training for local groups […]

Case Study: Churches in Bicester Refugee Support Group

Churches in Bicester Refugee Support Group In Bicester people from different churches have worked together to prepare the local community to welcome refugees and to encourage and help the District Council to home and support refugees under the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme. How the group got started Churches in Bicester Refugee Support Group began […]

Case Study: Brightwell Supporting Refugees

Brightwell Supporting Refugees Through Brightwell Supporting Refugees, a small village community has worked to make a real difference to the lives of refugee children in Jordan, through dedicated fundraising and direct personal contact. How it started In June 2015 Helen Connor, Ann Linton and Angela Lewis from the village of Brightwell-cum-Sotwell in Oxfordshire went to […]