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Academic to Chair 'New Scots' Gathering

Tuesday March 14 2023

An academic and expert in refugee integration will chair an ecumenical gathering looking at how churches can support refugees and asylum seekers.

Alison Phipps, Professor of Languages and Intercultural Studies at Glasgow University & UNESCO Chair in Refugee Integration through Languages and the Arts, will lead the one-day event at Stirling on March 25.

The gathering, organised by Scottish Faiths Action for Refugees, Faith in Community Scotland and the Church of Scotland, is an opportunity for churches and New Scots from across Scotland to worship together, share stories and best practice, and to hear from New Scots on their experience of faith and welcome in Scotland's churches.

It will also feature contributions from Salaam, Edinburgh City Mission, and the Bible-based Trauma Healing programme run by the Scottish Bible Society.

Tickets are free, and the event is open to church leaders and members from all denominations, as well as people of all faiths, though it will be a specifically Christian gathering. 

Support may be available to cover childcare commitments, and there may be help for travel costs for refugees or asylum seekers.

You can sign up for the conference and see additional details on the Eventbrite page, https://journeyingwithnewscots.eventbrite.co.uk or for more information contact David Moodie on David.Moodie@churchofscotland.org.uk

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