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Refugee Week 2022

01 June 2022

Refugee Week is a UK-wide festival celebrating the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees and people seeking sanctuary. Founded in 1998 and held every year around World Refugee Day on the 20 June, Refugee Week is also a growing global movement.

This year Refugee Week runs from 20-26 June 2022.

Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI) with Revd Dr Inderjit Bhogal and Dr Jayme R Reaves have produced a resource to support individual Christians, Church communities and ecumenical groups in reflecting on the significance of sanctuary for our times in the context of Refugee Week. Titled Sanctuary: The Hospitality of Host, Guest and Stranger, it offers reflections, prayers and ideas for action.

The Sunday at the end of the week is designated as Sanctuary Sunday to give expression through prayer and witness to the centrality of sanctuary and hospitality to the stranger in the Christian call to love our neighbours. At its heart, this work is about connecting people, locally and globally, with respect for the dignity of every human person as made in the image and likeness of God.

This resource can be downloaded here.

Join Church of Sanctuary and Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI) in launching the new Bible study: ‘Sanctuary: the hospitality of host, guest and stranger’.

This webinar will also feature contributions from those who have experienced hospitality while being caught up in the asylum system, as well as the Churches of Sanctuary who reach out to those in need.

The webinar will take place on Thursday 9th June at 7pm. You can register here.