In search of a safe place – Refugee Week in Edinburgh

What if we shut our doors to all the people traumatised by wars and persecution… would we live in a stable economy once we had selected our choice citizens?

A thought-provoking question is posed by Joyce Juma Phiri on a flyer advertising Edinburgh events during Refugee Week from 13-19 June.  With luck the events will provoke plenty of thought and action too.  Not least a film about young Afghan asylum seekers which could hardly be more topical. Continue reading “In search of a safe place – Refugee Week in Edinburgh”

Welcoming news – the cinema club starts again


Great news in from the west.  That’s the west of Edinburgh, where the Welcoming centre runs a terrific programme of events bringing together local communities with refugees and asylum seekers – sharing ideas and learning together through art, film, music, discussion and food.   The cinema club starts again next week with an exciting list of films (and new comfy chairs).  But that is not the only good news… Continue reading “Welcoming news – the cinema club starts again”