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conference 2014

Refugee photo: Evan Bench
Radar photo: FrantzDale



Under the Radar - What Room for Refugees?

Saturday 5th April 2014
11.00am to 3.30pm (Registration from 10.30am)
Central United Reformed Church, Sheffield
60 Norfolk Street, S1 2JB
(5 minutes walk from Sheffield Station; NCP across the road)

Chair: Zrinka Bralo, Executive Director, Migrants and Refugee Communities Forum, London; served as commissioner on Independent Asylum Commission; winner of 2011 Voices of Courage Award, New York.

Main speakers

Theological reflection

Fleur Houston, minister of the United Reformed Church, currently writing a book for Acumen Press on: The Bible, Refugees and Asylum.


Dave Smith (Boaz Trust Manchester) with input from ASSIST Sheffield (Asylum Seeker Support Initiative Short Term).

Julian Prior, Chief Executive Officer, Action Foundation, Newcastle upon Tyne; chair of the working group which produced the report: Asylum Matters, Centre for Social Justice 2008.

Joan Macfarlane, a volunteer with ASSIST Sheffield; former manager of the Mulberry Practice which offers primary care services to asylum seekers living in Sheffield.

David Price, South Yorkshire Migration and Asylum Action Group (SYMAAG) with Greg Challis, Committee to Defend Asylum Seekers, Sheffield (CDAS).

Gina Clayton: visiting lecturer in law, Middlesex University; author of the definitive textbook on Immigration and Asylum Law; chair of ASSIST, Sheffield.


provided by the choir of the Christ Abiding Ministries International (Hope of Glory Church) Sheffield.

Who should attend?

The Conference is for Refugees and Asylum Seekers as well as for those who work on their behalf.


£10; £5 unwaged, free for asylum seekers

Information and booking form

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CRN Conference 2014 - Information and booking (PDF)


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