Churches are being invited to take part in Sanctuary Sunday – the Sunday at the end of Refugee Week – 24th June 2018.
Ideas for Sanctuary Sunday include:
- Invite and welcome refugees, with due faith sensitivities, to share in a gathering. This could include sharing worship, prayer, food, and listening to refugee speakers.
- Use the Sanctuary for All resource, prepared by Inderjit Bhogal, for group study and discussion. The resource includes ideas for worship.
- Consider becoming a Sanctuary Church – see page 44 of Sanctuary for All.
See the Refugee Week website to search for or register Sanctuary Sunday events.
Refugee Week 2018
This year’s Refugee Week takes place from 18-24 June 2018. It is a UK-wide programme of events and activities celebrating the contribution of refugees to the UK promoting better understanding of why people seek sanctuary. The theme for 2018 is Different Pasts, Shared Future.
See the Refugee Week website for more information, details of events and resources.
Guide from Council of Christians and Jews
CCJ has produced a guide to Refugee Week for religious leaders and communities, with advice on how to run your own interfaith Refugee Week event. It also includes Christian and Jewish liturgy and commentaries for services during the week.
Refugee Festival Scotland
In Scotland, the refugee festival runs from Friday 15 to Sunday 24 June.
Full details from the Refugee Festival Scotland website.