Edinburgh Churches for Sanctuary is recruiting a Programme Coordinator to be the central point of contact for all of the churches involved in the work of welcoming refugees and asylum seekers in the city. We are looking for a compassionate and dedicated individual who is motivated by their Christian faith to welcome those finding sanctuaryRead more about Are you the new Programme Coordinator?[…]
DATA PRIVACY NOTICE – HOW WE USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION EDINBURGH CHURCHES FOR SANCTUARY This privacy notice explains the way in which Edinburgh Churches for Sanctuary uses, or “processes” personal data. Personal data is any information, held either in paper records or electronically, relating to a living individual, who can be identified from thatRead more about Privacy & Cookies Policy[…]
March 2018 marked the end of the seventh year of the conflict in Syria. To mark this anniversary, Edinburgh Churches for Sanctuary joined with others in the city to stand in silent contemplation for seven minutes, in solidarity with those who long for peace in that land. We lit seven candles, which were extinguished byRead more about Seven minutes of silence for Syria[…]
In January 2018 Edinburgh Churches for Sanctuary received charity status in Scotland. Our charity number is SCO48090. All those involved look forward to continuing our work in welcoming, supporting and encouraging those who arrive in our city.
Thank you to all who joined us for the fundraising concert on 30th April, and to all those who gave such generous gifts. Donations are still coming in but our total looks to have greatly exceeded our expectation. The hugely talented Ayman Jarjour captivated the audience with a range of traditional and contemporary music for theRead more about Fundraising thank you[…]
Saturday 30th April, 7:30pm at Carrubbers Christian Centre, 65 High Street, EH1 1SR Join us for an evening of classical music in aid of the Syrian crisis. Acclaimed Syrian classical guitarist Ayman Jarjour trained in Madrid and the Juilliard School of Music in New York, and regularly performs across Europe and beyond. He will be giving hisRead more about Classical guitar concert by Syrian Guitarist Ayman Jarjour[…]
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January 2016 City of Edinburgh Council has published information on ways to support those recently arrived from the Syrian crisis. The webpage details opportunities to help through various organisations and how different services are being provided. It also gives information on how families and individuals are being provided with accommodation. You can find the webpage here, Refugee Resettlement.
October 2nd 2015 The Convention of Scotland’s Local Authorities (COSLA) has stated that Scotland’s local authorities are committed to receiving up to 2,000 refugees from camps around Syria, with many arriving before Christmas. From COSLA’s press release of October 2nd, “COSLA today (Thursday) confirmed that Scotland’s councils stand ready, willing and able to take at least 2,000Read more about Scotland to welcome Syrian refugees by Christmas[…]
5th May 2015 The City of Edinburgh Council news blog reports: Syrian refugees who are fleeing conflict in their home country will be welcomed to Edinburgh after councillors today agreed to take part in a relocation project. Members of the Communities and Neighbourhoods Committee approved a report recommending that the capital takes part in theRead more about Council agree to resettle Syrians in Edinburgh[…]