Our collection of thoughts on Refugee Tales

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 […]

Welcome is a powerful force

Welcome is a powerful force. It can be unforgettable. That’s how it was for my father when he came to England on the Kindertransport when he was a teenager. The people he met when he came welcomed him with acts of kindness to a stranger. He used to tell me […]