Building a Welcoming Community

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Welcome to the website for EMBRACE NI

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.

And You Welcomed Me
Workshops which consider ways in which the local church can engage with migrant people.
Date: Saturday 20th November  2010
Time: 2pm – 4pm
Venue: Templepatrick Presbyterian Church
Details: An opportunity to look at how existing church programmes and new initiatives can be used to welcome and engage with migrant people. Participants can also look at some of the issues faced by migrant people and how the church can respond. There is no charge for this event.  All are welcome. Please register your attendance by emailing info@embraceni.org

Building a Welcoming Community

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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 a growing number of resident minority ethnic people who have settled in Northern Ireland. 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.

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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

Matthew 25:35


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