1) Asylum and the Church Conference

The Asylum and the Church conference was hosted in Wolverhampton, helping churches to become more aware and respond to refugees and asylum seekers in their communities. 

118 people attended and 14 different organisations helping refugees from across the Diocese area were linked to potential volunteers.

 

Conference Resources (click on the links to download)

Asylum and the Church Paper, written with Church Urban Fund

This gives lots of useful information about Refugees and Asylum and practical ways to help. 

Welcoming the stranger ‘a fool proof theology!’ 

Our keynote talk delivered by the Rev Richard Becher, from the United Reformed Church.

Reflection on displaced people in the Bible 

Part of our worship delivered by The Venerable Susan Weller, Archdeacon of Walsall.

West Midlands and Staffordshire Organisations list 

Contacts for anyone wanting to connect with organisations supporting refugees and asylum seekers

Videos:

* Welcoming the stranger ‘a fool proof theology!’ and The Asylum experience here in the UK 

2) Walsall Borough of Sanctuary

We are pleased to be a member of this great community initiative. For more information and their latest events, please click on the image below:

3) Funding

We have been able to help a number of Refugee and Asylum projects apply for Together Grant funding, which has included:

* Buying sewing machines and lessons to upskill participants

* ESOL provision

* Drop-in for Refugee and Asylum Seekers 

4) Church & Community Talks

As part of our work to raise awareness of Refugee and Asylum Seekers locally, we have done a number of talks to churches and health groups. 

For more information, please contact us