Tuesday 03 October 2017, 6:30PM - 8:30PM
Capital Mass is hosting a learning community aimed at helping Clergy and Lay, support members of their congregation/community who are seeking asylum on the grounds of their Christian faith.
With many Clergy across the Diocese having had first-hand experience of - or currently experiencing - such a situation, this will be an opportunity to share learning around the whole area of pastoral support: understanding the impact and implications of someone converting to Christianity, what the process of claiming asylum involves, and how best to support them through the process.
It’s our pleasure to invite Julia Bicknell from the World Watch Monitor, who will be sharing her expertise with regards to the day-to-day reality, that faces persecuted Christians globally.
If you would like to join us, please email Chantal.
When you email Chantal, please could you state whether you have experience of supporting somebody through the process (e.g. collecting and giving evidence at a tribunal), and what you would be looking to gain from the learning community, that would be useful.
In 2012, Julia Bicknell co-founded a niche online news agency, worldwatchmonitor.org, to report on persecuted Christians globally. Before that Julia worked for the BBC in Pakistan for a year, Vietnam for 6 months and spent a lot of time in sub-Saharan Africa. She is currently supporting an asylum seeking family in their appeal.