This site supports the work of EMBRACE in building a welcoming community by providing background information, details of EVENTS and ideas for response. Please browse through the pages and if you require further information, CONTACT US.
The March Prayer sheet is available to view and download here. This month the sheet reflects on the experience of being part of a little community of Lithuanians within a bigger community of Scottish people. It encourages Christians to show qualities of Christ’s love in the communities they inhabit. Please use this resource to inform your prayers. Prayer sheets from previous months can be accessed here.
EMBRACE Workshops for Churches: Who’s there? Who’s here?
Date: Wednesday 19th March 2014
Time: Registration and light supper from 6.30pm, workshops from 7pm finishing at 9pm
Venue: Strean Presbyterian Church, West Street, Newtownards, BT23 4EN
Details: The EMBRACE Workshops for Churches provide an opportunity to learn about different ways of engaging with migrant people and responding to particular challenges they might face. The workshops run in an informal cafe style manner allowing for exchange of ideas and open discussion. This set of workshops will look at migration in the rural context. This event must be booked in advance, please confirm your place by contacting Aneta on 07731378037 or email email@example.com. For more information see the event flier here.
English language classes offered in greater Belfast, Bangor and Newry are listed on our English Language Classes page. If you know of any other classes which are not listed please send the details to Aneta firstname.lastname@example.org.
For EMBRACE resources to support learning English see our toolkit.
For all EMBRACE NI resources visit our resources page
Building A Welcoming Community
EMBRACE News sheet 27
The latest edition of our news sheet is available to view and download here. Hard copies are available on request from our office.
EMBRACE Hear My Voice DVD
The new EMBRACE Hear My Voice DVD was launched on 16th January as part of the Belfast 4 Corners Festival, in an evening of story-telling at Clonard Monastery. The DVD is a collection of personal reflections of migrant people and people seeking asylum as they settle in Northern Ireland, and includes some of the challenges and some thoughts about what the local church has done to help. The DVD can be viewed here, or a hard disc copy is available free on request from our office.
EMBRACE has prepared a series of information sheets on aspects of migration
Opening our Eyes to the Reality of Human Trafficking
Migration and Us Revised Spring 2013
Refugee Issues Revised Spring 2013
Responding to Racism Revised Spring 2013
Roma People Summer 2013
The Polish Community Summer 2013
I was a stranger…
Northern Ireland is becoming richer in its diversity of culture and ethnicity as it becomes home to an increasing number of people from other countries. Some come seeking asylum, others to fill job vacancies or to study in our universities and colleges. There are also people from minority ethnic backgrounds who have always lived here. The needs of each are as individual as the experiences each person brings, but common to all is the desire to be safe and to know the acceptance of the local community.
and you made me welcome
EMBRACE seeks to equip the church to fulfil its call to welcome our new neighbours, by providing information, training, materials and channels for practical help. In doing this we seek to build a community which welcomes and respects diversity. See About Us for a fuller description of our activities.
On this site you will find information relating to the situation for people seeking asylum, refugees, migrant workers and people from resident minority ethnic backgrounds within Northern Ireland. There are also links to related sites. Please use our Contact Us link for further information or to comment on this site.
‘I was a stranger and you made me welcome’
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