Online Inclusive Gathering – Refugee Week
June 20, 2021
04:00 pm - 06:30 pm
On Sunday, 20th June we’ll be hosting a special worship gathering for Refugee Week with this year’s theme ‘We Cannot Walk Alone’ full of reflections, stories, interviews and music.
We’ll hear from Journey LGBTQ+ Asylum Seekers Group and there will be music from the Refugee Week Choir, David Benjamin Blower (from his album Welcome the Stranger) and a special song performed for us by Nichole Grace (Open Table).
We’ll reconvene on Zoom at 5:15 for a catch up with one another.
You will need to be logged into a Zoom account with a public account name in order to access this Zoom.
Meeting ID: 853 6699 5635
Refugee Week is a UK-wide festival celebrating the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees and people seeking sanctuary. Founded in 1998 and held every year around World Refugee Day on the 20 June, Refugee Week is also a growing global movement.
Through a programme of arts, cultural, sports and educational events alongside media and creative campaigns, Refugee Week enables people from different backgrounds to connect beyond labels, as well as encouraging understanding of why people are displaced, and the challenges they face when seeking safety. Refugee Week is a platform for people who have sought safety in the UK to share their experiences, perspectives and creative work on their own terms.
Refugee Week’s vision is for refugees and asylum seekers to be able to live safely within inclusive and resilient communities, where they can continue to make a valuable contribution.
Find out more at www.refugeeweek.org.uk.
About Inclusive Gathering Birmingham …
Inclusive Gathering Birmingham is a diverse church gathered together by a common dream: to become a truly inclusive faith community, where doubt and difference are a welcome part of our journey together toward Jesus. We believe that the way of Jesus leads us to the wild, radical idea that true spiritual community can be formed based on who is INCLUDED, not by who is EXCLUDED. We are a learning community, constantly growing and changing to live out this vision in new and expanding ways.
When we say “inclusion”, we mean much more than mere tolerance or welcome. We believe God wants us all to know that we actually belong. That means people of every race and ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender identity, age and background, HIV status, ability and disability, theological and political conviction are loved, invited, and fully included. Read more about what makes us tick at www.inclusivegathering.org.uk or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to ask questions or chat.