Multi-Faith and Belief Chaplaincy, For All Faiths and None

Refugee Work

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

Please contact Revd Ali Newell for enquiries about volunteering opportunities at

Syrian Teenagers Tutoring and Education Programme (STTEPS)

Photograph of Esti Zaid tutoring a student, both are sat at a table looking at books on the table together.
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.

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.

Project Elpis

Image of a circle with a dot and silhouettes of people reaching up with the text: Elpis empowering your sustainability
Two Edinburgh students are using their technical skills to provide a lifeline for refugees.

When Education Becomes Possible

Details from our When Education Becomes Possible event in October 2017.

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.