November 19th 2021

Food, migration and the taste of memory


Seetha Tan

St Ethelburga's nave, participants eat together.

Seetha Tan writes about her experience at Migrateful’s cookery class with Chef Awa. St Ethelburga’s Centre hosts Migrateful cookery classes twice a month, working with migrants, refugees and asylum seekers to share food cultures from across the world. Hibiscus tea and bay leaves, mackerel parcels and hot pepper soup, the…

September 27th 2021

Afghanistan: what can I do, how can I help?


Jo Winsloe

Earlier this month we invited Fahima Zaheen, Executive Director of Afghan Association Paiwand and Gulwali Passarlay, author and refugee rights activist to provide insight into their work with with newly arriving Afghans and the wider Afghan community. Alongside Fahima and Gulwali, Sumita Shah, a humanitarian consultant with wide experience of…

December 7th 2020

The Host



This guest blog is by Marwa Belghazi, a speaker at our upcoming event, Home: climate change, migration and our future.  Marwa is a Moroccan storyteller and multilingual practitioner based in the UK. She has been on the frontline of resettling refugees in various London boroughs and currently leads on the…

September 28th 2020

Resilience & solidarity: In search of an answer



In this guest blog, Associate Fellow Anahita Mahmoudi reflects on the millions of people displaced due to conflict or climate, and the need for a deeper transformation in how we approach this humanitarian crisis.  Last month I joined a retreat ‘Resilience & adaptation for times of social & ecological emergency…