Our collection of thoughts on Refugee Tales

Refugee Tales Book – the word is getting out.

Kamila Shamsie has written – We hear so many of the wrong words about refugees – ugly, limiting, unimaginative words – that it feels like a gift to find here so many of the right words which allow us to better understand the lives around us, and our own lives […]

Walking with Refugee Tales in 2015

That first evening going into the first village hall I was pretty anxious: would all the walkers have solemn and well-thought-out views about detention, and immigration?  No, we pooled our uncertainties in a helpful and merry briefing session, emerging with three clear principle ideas to guide us. Then our first […]

Time to make your booking

10 February 2016 Tickets for the Forum at the University of Kent and The Refugee Tales Walk are still available. Booking for Tickets for Day Walkers opened on 2 March 2016. The Booking page is here.  

Reunion – January 23

What does welcome look like? What makes difference in your clients on how you welcome them? What is the impact of your work in your life? How do you see the world now? When I came to UK one year ago, it was an opportunity to see how the world […]

Croydon Walk – October 2015

On a lovely autumnal day in October more than 40 walkers came together for a Refugee Tales reunion walk. We wandered through the parks and woodlands of Croydon in South East London discovering a new side to a borough, which many people had only seen from a train window or […]

Unexpected symbols of solidarity

– 3 July 2015 – Unexpected symbols of solidarity. As the Refugee Tales walkers left the crypt of Canterbury Cathedral, we heard the Pilgrims’ Blessing of Macrina Weiderkehr. One particular line that went unnoticed on the day has come back to me as I’ve reflected on our experiences of the […]