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Refugee Week

Refugee Week takes place from the 14th until the 20th of June. The theme for Refugee Week 2021 is ‘We cannot walk alone’ and there are a number of events planned by Christ Church Cathedral, LGBT Ireland, and Irish Refugee Council and Law Centre Northern Ireland, a mixture of in-person and online.
Life after Dublin? A Legal Seminar
Wednesday 16th June, 14:00-16:00, Online via Zoom
This is a legal seminar hosted by Law Centre Northern Ireland and Irish Refugee Council. Register to attend here on Eventbrite.

Christ Church Cathedral: Homing Pigeons: Birds with Wishes Exhibition
14-20 June, Christ Church Cathedral
Good wishes arrive on the wings of fanciful works of art, created by school children in Aleppo, Syria. Organised in collaboration with Places of ARcture, with support from Ecclesiastical.
Public Opening Hours: Wednesday, 16th – Saturday, 19th: 10.00 – 16.00 (normal cathedral admission applies) Friday, 18th: 18.00 – 20.00, special evening opening, Free of charge!
School and community groups are invited to book into the exhibition free of charge: Monday, 14th or Tuesday, 15th, 10.30 – 16.30. Advance booking essential. Email [email protected].
‘What’s the Story? Lives in Direct Provision’
Thursday, 17 June, 19.30, Online via Zoom
‘What’s the Story?’ is online this year but the goal is the same: to offer a space for the sharing of stories, making space for connection across our community, by listening to the lived experiences of who have been through the direct provision system. Join this event to hear poetry and reflections around the themes of family, home and time. Register here via Eventbrite.

‘We cannot walk alone’ Make your mark!
Friday, 18 June and Saturday, 19 June, 11.00 – 17.00, Christ Church Cathedral
Call in to the cathedral grounds and take part in the creation of a chalk mural (weather permitting)! Visitors are invited to add chalk footprints around our labyrinth plaza to symbolise the message ‘We cannot walk alone’.
Community Market
Friday, 18 June and Saturday, 19 June, 11.00 – 17.00, Christ Church Cathedral
Come and check out Christ Church Cathedral’s colourful outdoor market for the weekend. Ellie Kisyombe of Our Table will have her fantastic hot sauces for sale. Njabuliso Moyo of Busy Finger Diaries will have be selling her one of a kind handbags and clothing items. And from the workshop of local charity the Mendicity Institution there will be fabulous handcrafted wooden flower boxes and other items, a great way to support Mendicity’s work in the local community.
Lunchtime Webinar
Monday 21st June, 12:30, Online via Zoom
LGBT Ireland will host a lunchtime webinar to highlight some of the challenges facing LGBT+ refugees. Registration and more details to follow.
Sanctuary Sunday
Sunday, 20 June, 15.30, Christ Church Cathedral
Christ Church Cathedral marks World Refugee Day during their afternoon service of choral evensong with guest preacher, Pastor Ebenezer Segatu.

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