19 May 2012: Churches’ Refugee Network Conference 2012

Striving for Sanctuary – Climbing the Mountain of Integration:  

Saturday 19th May 2012., 11.00am to 3.30pm (Registration from 10.30am), Carrs Lane Church Centre, Birmingham B4 7SX.

Cost: £10, £5 unemployed, free for asylum seekers

Revd Professor Nicholas Sagovsky, University of RoehamptonJulian Prior, Chief Executive of Action Foundation


Workshops on:
Housing, Education, Employment and Equipping Volunteers

10.30am          Registration (and refreshments)

11.00am          Welcome – Revd Dr Rosemary Kidd, Chair of CRN

11.05am          Introduction to the theme of ‘Integration’ – voices of refugee friends of Restore (Birmingham Churches project)

11.25am          Keynote address – Revd Professor Nicholas Sagovsky,UniversityofRoehamptonand former Commissioner on the Independent Asylum Commission

11.55am          Music

12.00pm          Keynote address – Julian Prior, Chief Executive of Action Foundation and author of ‘Asylum Matters’, report of the Centre for Social Justice

12.30pm          Lunch (Please bring your own sandwiches.  Drinks available)

1.10pm                        Music

1.20pm                        Input on legal matters

1.45pm                        Panel – questions and answers

2.15pm            Workshops:  Housing, Education, Employment and Equipping volunteers

3.15pm            Concluding remarks – Revd Professor Nicholas Sagovsky

3.30pm            Closure of conference.

Details about Carrs Lane Church Centre, Carrs Lane, B4 7SX

Carrs Lane Church Centre has good public transport links via bus, coach and train.  New Street Station is within 10 minutes’ easy walk.  Moor Street Station (Chiltern Line fromLondon) is opposite.

On foot in the city centre, follow signs towards Moor Street Station or ask for directions to Marks & Spencer (which is the other side ofCarrs Lane).  The Church Centre is on the corner at the lower end ofCarrs Lane.

A small car park is available at the Church Centre for use, by prior arrangement, for those with limited mobility, and for others for unloading only.  Please let us know if you want us to book you a disabled parking space.  Public parking is available nearby.

Website (with map):  www.carrslane.co.uk


CRN conference 2012Book for this year’s conference – Striving for Sanctuary, Climbing the Mountain of Integration