Support for Asylum Seekers (SAS)
Welcome the Stranger booklet & Supporting English Language Learning addendum
The innovative guide 'Welcoming the Stranger' is intended for churches and other groups to help them find a way to respond positively to the refugee crisis.
With easy to read sections and important factual information the guide busts myths that have grown up to describe this national and global crisis. Importantly the document offers clear guidance and support to help church communities, and others, offer practical help as they seek to welcome the stranger.
They say all churches and communities can consider:
• Helping new arrivals to integrate into local communities
• Donating money to groups and charities who help asylum seekers and refugees
• Donating clothes and goods to these organisations
• Volunteering to develop skills, like teaching English to asylum seekers and refugees
• Helping asylum seekers with transport costs, like buying saver tickets or travel passes
• Campaigning and adding our Christian voices to the local and national picture
• Praying and reflecting, and keeping the issue in the forefront of our minds
• Supporting the City of Sanctuary and Places of Welcome local and national movements
The guide was written by the Justice and Peace Commission with support from the Archdiocese of Liverpool, the Diocese of Liverpool and Together Liverpool. It was published by CTMR. In 2017 the 'Supporting English Language' Booklet was published as an addedum to the guide.
Printed copies available from Steve Atherton at LACE (0151 522 1080 firstname.lastname@example.org)