Refugee Work

Work undertaken by the Chaplaincy in response to the ongoing refugee crisis.

A Light for Aleppo

Image of a brazier being lit on North Berwick beach
Offering a light in the darkness, to show those who face daily conflict and starvation that the world is spreading out beacons of vigilance and hope.

Aleppo Magazine Write-Up

A Light for Aleppo, a Light for All.

Project Elpis

Two Edinburgh students are using their technical skills to provide a lifeline for refugees.

Sanctuary Walk for Refugees

Refugees in Scotland are in need of assistance in higher education. The University of Edinburgh Chaplaincy organised a sponsored walk on the 3rd and 4th of June 2017 to raise initial funds to offer educational opportunities. The Chaplaincy invited staff, students and the larger Edinburgh community to participate.

Sanctuary Walk for Refugees Report

As a way of heightening awareness about the importance of Edinburgh University offering  sanctuary and welcome to refugees, the Chaplaincy organised, in partnership with many bodies within and without the University, a  sponsored ‘Sanctuary Walk for Refugees'.  This was held on 3rd and 4th June 2017. It was  open to staff, students and the general public.

Teen Spirit: Edinburgh Students Help Syrian Refugees to Integrate

University students ally with Chaplain to provide a helping hand to disorientated teenagers, who fled civil war. By Omar Karmi, 26th May 2017 as a story on the UNHCR website.