Two ways to help welcome refugees

1 September 2016

Liberal Judaism is supporting two key upcoming actions to welcome refugees coming to the UK.

The Welcome Summit – powered by Citizens UK, Christian Aid, Refugee Council and Refugee Action – will take place this Saturday (September 10), from 11am–4pm, in Birmingham.

It is a chance, one year on from the tragic death of Aylan Kurdi, to plan, train and act together to build a more welcoming Britain – and includes a mass training session.

The event also includes workshops on community sponsorship, fighting trafficking and slavery, building a welcoming environment for all and dealing with hate crimes. There will also be a session run by welcome groups from across the country on frequently encountered problems such as setting up a charity or finding housing.

A spokesman said: “The global refugee crisis shows no sign of ending and it’s more important to make the case for welcome than ever before, but on our own it can be isolating, hard and lonely work so coming together both for action but also to celebrate, connect and learning is vital.”

To sign up, please click here.

Liberal Judaism is also backing JCORE’s #LetTheChildrenIn campaign – asking people to take part in 72 hours of action, between 5 and 7 September, to call on the British Government to honour its commitment to take in lone refugee children, speed up the process for family reunification and act fast.

To support the campaign, please visit www.jcore.org.uk
 
 

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