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April 2019

Exhibition – Lande: The Calais ‘Jungle’ and Beyond

April 27 @ 10:00 am - November 29 @ 4:30 pm
Pitt Rivers Museum, South Parks Road
Oxford, OX1 3PP
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"Lande: The Calais ‘Jungle’ and Beyond is a major temporary exhibition at the Pitt Rivers Museum, running from 27 April to 29 November 2019. The exhibition has been made in parallel with a book, also called Lande: The Calais ‘Jungle’ and Beyond (Bristol University Press), published to coincide with the opening. The exhibition reassembles material and visual culture that survives from the ‘Jungle’ as it existed at Calais from March 2015 to the demolitions of 2016. It does so in order to make…

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August 2019

Reading Festival Salvage with Marlow Refugee Action

August 26 - August 27
Reading Festival, Richfield Avenue
Reading, RG1 8EQ
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Marlow Refugee Action writes: "For the first time this year we are gathering a group of volunteers to go and help the salvage efforts at Reading Festival. We will be meeting up with our friends HERTS FOR REFUGEES who are old hands at this and send regular van loads of items over to Calais. We would love you to come along and help, if you'd like to register your interest or to find out more please email Sally at sally.jcraig@btinternet.com…

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September 2019

University of Sanctuary conference

September 4 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
York St John University
£30 – £60

"We are delighted to announce the first annual University of Sanctuary national conference will take place at York St John University on September 4th. Register Here Academics, professional staff, students, sanctuary scholars and many others will gather to explore how Higher Education Institutions can do more to build a practice and a culture of welcome for people seeking sanctuary in the UK. Click here to see the flyer. There are currently 10 recognised Universities of Sanctuary in the UK with many more working…

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Conference: What is a “Church of Sanctuary”?

September 18 @ 11:00 am - September 19 @ 4:00 pm
Sarum College, 19 The Close
Salisbury, SP1 2EE
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£90 – £150

"What does it mean to be a ‘church of sanctuary’? This conference will explore the theology of sanctuary by looking at the biblical, historical, and ecclesiastical foundations of the practice of hospitality and provision of refuge. It will be of interest to church leaders, community groups, activists, and anyone else interested in exploring the theory and practice of sanctuary in the United Kingdom and Ireland in a Church context. The event is supported by Churches’ Refugee Network – Churches Together in…

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Act: Speak: Inspire – intercultural leadership programme

September 20 @ 7:00 pm - December 7 @ 3:00 pm
St Ethelburga’s Centre, 78 Bishopsgate
London, EC2N 4AG
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"Be an ally to refugees. Be a voice for change. Do you care about the plight of refugees? Do you want to make your local community more compassionate and inclusive? Do you want to learn great leadership skills and make friendships across faith and cultural differences? Act: Speak: Inspire is a unique interfaith and intercultural leadership programme that offers a chance to take action on one of the most pressing issues of our times. You will lend a practical hand…

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London Community Sponsorship Networking Event

September 26 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Migration Museum, 26 Lambeth High St Lambeth
London, SE1 7AG
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"Community Sponsorship enables people across the UK to transform the lives of vulnerable refugee families by welcoming them into their local communities and supporting them as they rebuild their lives in safety. Reset is the charity leading the Community Sponsorship movement throughout the UK. We heard from Community Sponsorship Groups that you wanted a chance to meet with other Groups to share your experiences - and here is your opportunity to do so! Reset will be providing an outline for the session,…

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Weekend Conference – Envisioning a world that is open to all: let us see what love can do

September 27 @ 6:00 pm - September 29 @ 2:00 pm
Woodbrooke Quaker Study Centre, 1046 Bristol Road
Birmingham, B29 6LJ
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£95 – £165

"Jointly organised by Quaker Asylum Refugee Network, Quaker Peace and Social Witness, Quaker United Nations Office and Quaker Council for European Affairs and Woodbrooke. A weekend conference learning about asylum and migration, hearing from those who have felt its impact, and working together to create the change that we need. Speakers, workshops, performances and panel discussions will explore the interplay between race, privilege and migration - how does it work, what can we do? Language and the media: challenging and…

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October 2019

Responding to the changing landscape for refugees

October 5 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wesley Memorial Methodist Church, New Inn Hall Street
Oxford, OX1 2DH United Kingdom
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5 October 2019 Programme 09:30 Registration and refreshments 10:00 Panel and Questions: Perspectives on how the national landscape has changed recently and continues to change Clara Della Croce, Senior Teaching Fellow at SOAS, and Associate Lecturer and Knowledge Exchange Fellow at Oxford Brookes University School of Law Kathy Voss, Campaigns Manager, Refugee Council Anneliese Dodds, Member of Parliament for Oxford East 11:15 Break – refreshments available 11:45 Panel and Questions: Perspectives on the local response to the changing landscape Hadi…

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Churches welcoming refugees – by Welcome Churches

October 12 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
St James Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell Close, Farringdon
London, EC1R 0EA
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Free – £20

Welcome Churches writes: "Following the success of our first 'Churches Welcoming Refugees' day in March, we are delighted to be holding our next day in LONDON on 12th October. God is at work amongst the people seeking refuge in the UK! As the Church, we need to be ready to respond to the practical and spiritual needs of the people arriving in our communities. Join with other churches from across the UK and be inspired, equipped and resourced to grow…

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