As a trustee of Southampton and Winchester Visitors Group (SWVG), I am delighted to share this short introductory video about our work, befriending and supporting asylum seekers and refugees in the Southampton area. We are also continuing to lobby the government for a more compassionate approach toward asylum seekers.
Welcome Churches is a network of churches supporting asylum seekers and refugees in the UK. Our vision is for every refugee in the UK to be welcomed by their local church.
At the end of 2018 there were approximately 157,000 refugees and asylum seekers living in the UK (UNHCR, 2018). “If every church welcomed three people seeking refuge to their community then we could easily see our vision become a reality! No matter where your church is, there is something that you can do to welcome refugees and asylum seekers into your community.”Continue reading