Integration Award Shortlisting
In 2020 we were shortlisted for a UK-wide Integration Award from the MigrationWork Trust in recognition of the work we do with refugees through our Weekend Club initiative.
More generally, the Weekend Club has attracted considerable interest and praise for the way it brings together people from diverse religion and belief backgrounds to work cooperatively to aid integration. The impact of our approach “should not be underestimated”, writes Jennifer Layden (Glasgow City Councillor and Convenor for Equalities and Human Rights), describing us as “leading the way in this work”. Similarly, David Bradwell of Scottish Faiths Action for Refugees (which established a Weekend Club in Edinburgh based on our model) writes: “I believe that the intentional interfaith and intercultural approach which has been adopted is ground-breaking, not just for Scotland but for the UK and indeed for many places in Europe”. And the Director of the Interfaith Network UK, Harriet Crabtree, included a feature on the Weekend Club at a UK-wide networking event, describing it as a “pioneering project” and an example of “excellent” interfaith work.