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 […]
There is a super new poster to publicise the Forum at the University of Kent on Sunday 3 July. The line-up is amazing. Look here.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
A cold coming we had of it to Wapping. Day-long journeys across the country; rail replacement buses in the early morning light; wayward tickets; engineering works; a poignant text crying ‘I’m lost’. Nearly 50 travellers arrived at last at the Jesuit Refugee Services Centre to wide smiles, open arms and […]
And if you say ‘What has indefinite detention got to do with Refugee Tales?’ We say…watch this film and share with your friends. Thank you.
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 […]
– 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 […]