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January 2021

National Refugee Prayer Hour

January 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online – in your own home

"Join as Christians from across the UK from 7pm-8pm to pray with and for refugees. We will be focusing on praying for the UK Home Office. Register today in order to receive the Zoom link beforehand. Please invite others you know to register as well. (Please don't share the Zoom link with others directly so that we know who is on the call). Register here."

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Reluctant Reception: Refugees, Migration and Governance in the Middle East and North Africa

January 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Online – in your own home

Webinar organised by SOAS Middle East Institute, with Dr. Kelsey Norman (Baker Institute, Rice University). "Seeking to understand why host states treat migrants and refugees inclusively, exclusively, or without any direct engagement, Kelsey Norman offers this original, comparative analysis of the politics of asylum seeking and migration in the Middle East and North Africa. While current classifications of migrant and refugee engagement in the Global South mistake the absence of formal policy and law for neglect, Reluctant Reception proposes the…

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Refugees Online: enabling digitally-isolated refugees to connect with community online

January 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Online – in your own home

"As restrictions increase again across the UK, we are encouraging your church to reach out to refugees and asylum seekers in your community, helping them to stay connected with friends and community. We are delighted to be partnering with the Allchurches trust and Acts 435 to launch Refugees Online in 2021. Refugees Online will address: The additional challenge for refugees of accessing technology in a second language during the pandemic.  The additional financial challenges faced by refugees during the pandemic,…

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Refugees Online: enabling digitally-isolated refugees to connect with community online

January 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online – in your own home

"As restrictions increase again across the UK, we are encouraging your church to reach out to refugees and asylum seekers in your community, helping them to stay connected with friends and community. We are delighted to be partnering with the Allchurches trust and Acts 435 to launch Refugees Online in 2021. Refugees Online will address: The additional challenge for refugees of accessing technology in a second language during the pandemic.  The additional financial challenges faced by refugees during the pandemic,…

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How The Bible Can Help Us Understand…Welcoming the Stranger

January 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Online – in your own home

"What does it mean to be a stranger in a strange land? Why do we fear refugees? What limits are there to welcoming the stranger and how might we overcome them? Virginia Moffatt series editor talks to writer Denise Cottrell-Boyce about her understanding of this topic drawn from Bible reflections and her experiences volunteering with refugees. To celebrate the launch of the Revised New Jerusalem Bible in 2019, DLT commissioned a series of study guides based on the new translation by Catholic…

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Find out about Community Sponsorship

January 28 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
Online – in your own home

"Community Sponsorship Communities for refugees Join us on Zoom! Call details 28th January 6:00-6:45pm Register in advance Our New Year zoom call is a great way to find out more about Community Sponsorship and how you can get involved. We'll be joined on the call by Rahaf and Jo. Rahaf and her family were welcomed to the UK by Jo's Community Sponsorship group. Rahaf and Jo will talk about their experiences of Community Sponsorship. You'll have the opportunity to put your questions to them…

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February 2021

Europe’s Refugee ‘Crisis’: where are we now?

February 1 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Online – in your own home

"Six years after the beginning of Europe’s so called ‘refugee’ or ‘migration’ crisis, we ask what has happened since and (how) has Europe changed? This event will explore Europe’s ‘refugee’ or ‘migration’ crisis, asking whether Europe has changed since, and what happened to the people who arrived and the policies that governed their arrival. Meet our speakers and chair Heaven Crawley (@heavencrawley) is Professor of International Migration at the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations and at Coventry University. She…

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Time of Prayer for Refugees and Those Walking Alongside

February 10 @ 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm
Online – in your own home

Join us in praying for refugees and those walking alongside them in the Thames Valley and beyond. Each month we will pray for specific needs of refugees and those supporting them, with a particular focus on our local area. We will hear from someone with experience locally to inform our prayers. Dates for the next months will be: Tuesday 16th March Monday 26th April Online event on Zoom. Please register on Eventbrite to receive the login details – link to…

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March 2021

Time of Prayer for Refugees and Those Walking Alongside

March 16 @ 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm
Online – in your own home

Join us in praying for refugees and those walking alongside them in the Thames Valley and beyond. Each month we will pray for specific needs of refugees and those supporting them, with a particular focus on our local area. We will hear from someone with experience locally to inform our prayers. Date for the next month will be: Monday 26th April Online event on Zoom. Please register on Eventbrite to receive the login details – link to Eventbrite page for this…

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April 2021

Time of Prayer for Refugees and Those Walking Alongside

April 26 @ 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm
Online – in your own home

Join us in praying for refugees and those walking alongside them in the Thames Valley and beyond. Each month we will pray for specific needs of refugees and those supporting them, with a particular focus on our local area. We will hear from someone with experience locally to inform our prayers. Online event on Zoom. Please register on Eventbrite to receive the login details – link to Eventbrite page for this month will be available shortly. We hope you can…

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