Posts Tagged ‘Refugees’

Muslims & Christians welcome refugees

Mosques in North-East London with Churches and Christian groups are working together to sponsor a Syrian refugee family who arrived this summer to start their new life in the UK.

The Redbridge Community Sponsorship project – a partnership between South Woodford Mosque, Balfour Road Mosque, Ilford Methodist Church, Ilford Salvation Army, St. Thomas of Canterbury RC Church and Wanstead Quakers – was initially formed in 2017.

Read more about the sponsorship project from the Muslim Council of Britain,

A perfect way of discovering the causes that you are truly passionate about

“For me, volunteering extends beyond developing practical and social skills. It is a perfect way of discovering the causes that you are truly passionate about.

It is a platform to educate yourself on the many issues surrounding the world, and on the ways to create change whether it be large or small.

Lastly, it is a way to give back to various communities that are in need of support.”

Sara, Jesuit Refugee Service UK

Pictured: Sara and Aidan who work together at the Jesuit Refugee Service in East London.

CMF visited the JRS Refugee Centre earlier this month. Legal support, accompaniment, destitution services, advocacy and music are offered, along with a day centre which brings a warm welcome & a hot meal to asylum seekers.

Sara, Centre Adminstrator, writes about her work in the JRS Blog and how volunteering has played an important part in her life since her teenage years.

The Centre welcomes volunteers from different faiths and backgrounds. Have a look at the volunteering opportunities available at the moment. If you’d like to run the London Marathon for JRS, find out more here.