Asylum seekers

Asylum Seekers and Refugees

Welcoming Asylum seekers and refugees to the North East

We are striving to build community cohesion in the Durham Diocese, and we are working to dispel some of the myths and prejudice surrounding the arrival of refugees and asylum seekers.

Our work, in partnership with other local ecumenical groups, focuses on equipping churches, individuals and communities to offer practical support to asylum seekers and refugees, from information and advice to friendship and community integration.

Over the last three years this has become a new ministry for many congregations, and we are learning as we go along. The Syrian Resettlement Scheme has seen many communities welcoming refugees for the first time and a growing number of asylum seekers. Communities Together Durham provides a place for us to share our learning and is building links with local authorities and other agencies.

Asylum seekers

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