Refugee Week 15-21 June 2020

This week is Refugee Week. At the end of the week on Sunday, Revd Dr Neil Johnson of The Church at Carrs Lane leads Sunday morning worship for Sanctuary Sunday. In the service, he mentions organisations supported by the Church at Carrs Lane:

Refugee Week is a UK-wide festival celebrating the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees. 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, we are invited to do 8 Simple Acts. Read more about these simple acts

Through a programme of arts, cultural and educational events alongside media and creative campaigns, Refugee Week brings about positive encounters between communities, helping them to connect and learn from each other, and promoting a culture of welcome.

The week is an umbrella festival, and anyone can get involved by holding or joining an event or activity. Refugee Week events happen in all kinds of different spaces and range from arts festivals, exhibitions, film screenings and museum tours to football tournaments, public talks and activities in schools.

We share some videos for Refugee Week below:

Introducing Refugee Week

A film made in 2012 by the British Red Cross who are partners of Refugee Week

North Star Fading

A ‘zoom comic’ by PositiveNegatives inspired by the true testimonies of four Eritrean refugees who fled their homes to make the dangerous journey across Ethiopia, Sudan and Libya to Europe. The art is by Karrie Fransman and the words by Lula Mebrahtu.

When You Don’t Exist

Amnesty International’s campaign for the human rights of migrants, refugees and asylum-seekers in Europe and at its borders.

Dear Habib

A short animation sharing the true story of a young, unaccompanied child migrant called Habib. Co-produced by Habib himself, along with Majid Adin and PositiveNegatives. The animation brings to life the incredible challenges, and opportunities, that young unaccompanied child migrants face.