Ahead of a meeting of the European Council, five European ecumenical organisations have written to EU political leaders urging action on the refugee and migrant crisis. The Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe (CCME), the Conference of European Churches (CEC), Eurodiaconia, EU-CORD, and ACT Alliance EU call on European governments to fulfil their promises and... Read More
Past Event On Saturday 19 March there will be a national demonstration in Glasgow City Centre, organised by Stand Up to Racism. The event is supported by a wide range of groups, including Scottish Faiths Action for Refugees. Join the Europe-wide UN Anti-Racism Day Demonstration on 19 March when tens of thousands march across Britain,... Read More
In February 2016 Alison Phipps spoke at the Centre for Theology and Public Issues at New College, University of Edinburgh. Here you can listen to what she said: Alison is Professor of Languages and Intercultural Studies (Creativity Culture and Faith) at the University of Glasgow. She is a campaigner and activist for asylum seekers,... Read More
The Greek island of Lesbos is one of the first landing points in Europe for refugees and migrants fleeing conflicts. Many of them rely on smugglers to brave the treacherous Mediterranean in search of a better life.
Scottish Faiths Action for Refugees is a project which seeks to co-ordinate and promote action by faith communities in Scotland to support asylum seekers and refugees. We have a positive story to tell about interfaith and intercultural co-operation, and are here to help equip communities of faith with practical ways they can get involved and... Read More
Four major UK Churches have called on governments to provide substantial new funding to alleviate the suffering of the people of Syria including refugees in the neighbouring countries of Lebanon, Turkey and Jordan. The call from the Baptist Union of Great Britain, the Church of Scotland, the Methodist Church and the United Reformed Church comes... Read More
A plea from refugees in Cairo that the UK should open its doors to more people seeking asylum has been heard by the Moderator of the General Assembly during his visit to Egypt. Rt Rev Dr Angus Morrison was in the Egyptian capital accompanied by the Youth Moderator Hannah Mary Goodlad.
Geneva. Churches in Europe have a crucial role to play in responding to the arrival of refugees in Europe, Germany’s interior minister has told a gathering in Geneva of governments, United Nations agencies, church and faith groups and civil society organizations. “Managing the global refugee crisis is not the task of government policy makers alone,”... Read More
The Scottish Council of Jewish Communities has joined with the Church of Scotland, the Catholic Church in Scotland, and the Muslim Council of Scotland to issue a joint statement in response to the current desperate situation facing the thousands of refugees fleeing war and persecution beyond Europe’s borders: