Refugee Week 2022

    Diocesan News
    21 June 2022

    On World Refugee Day, we offer a prayer for displaced people all over the world.

     We stand with them, and work with local partners and communities to fight injustice, respond to humanitarian emergencies, and campaign for change.

    [Facebook post from Christian Aid]

    We are appealing for more hosts for Ukranian Refugees, especially those with space for families. If you're interested in becoming a host, please get in touch with our Director of Social Enterprise and Engagement, Nick Ralph, and our friends in the Diocese of Portsmouth who are working with Citizens UK to create links. Please email if you would like to be considered.

    When we come together, we can start again.

    Refugee Week 2022 is 20-26 June, and the theme is ‘Healing’. Join us to celebrate care, community and new beginnings. Whoever and wherever you are, everyone is invited.

    Here are 6 ways you can take part:

    1. Join an event

    There are hundreds of events taking place across the UK (and beyond!), from comedy to football, concerts to picnics, exhibitions to creative workshops. Check out our What’s On blog posts for selected highlights, or visit the events calendar to browse all events. For events in Scotland, visit the Refugee Festival Scotland website.

    2. Do a Simple Act

    Watch a film, have a chat, plant a seed… Simple Acts are everyday things we can all do to connect with each other and stand with refugees this Refugee Week. Find out more and choose your Simple Act on our Simple Acts page.

    3. Hold an event

    Refugee Week events come in all shapes and sizes, and it’s not too late to plan one! Why not take part in the Great Walk Together in your local community, or hold a picnic with Together with Refugees? The Refugee Week Organiser Pack has everything you need to get started.

    4. Take part at your school

    Hundreds of primary and secondary schools take part in Refugee Week every year – not to mention colleges, universities and even nurseries and playgroups. Our Refugee Week Children and Young People’s Pack is full of creative ideas and resources for children and young people of all ages

    5. Join the conversation

    Follow Refugee Week on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and take part using the hashtags #HealingTogether #RefugeeWeek2022.
    For shareable graphics and suggested posts, check out the Refugee Week 2022 social media pack.

    6. Show your support

    Hang a Refugee Week poster in your window or put one up at your school or workplace, and give our postcards out to your friends! Posters and postcards feature an illustration inspired by the theme ‘Healing’ by artist Nima Javan, and are available to order for free from the Refugee Week online shop, where you can also pick up your Refugee Week t-shirt and browse the new Refugee Week 2022 range by Anqa Collective.