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Join us on Thursday to make a stand for refugees

23rd March 2015

Members of Liberal Judaism are invited to take part in the Citizens UK Spring Sanctuary Assembly, this Thursday evening in Birmingham.

Taking place from 7-9pm at the University of Birmingham, the event is a key part of the campaign to make sure 1,500 of the most vulnerable Syrian refugees are able to be resettled in the UK this year.

The event is our best chance to put pressure on those with power to do the right thing for refugees from places like Syria.

Speakers include Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper MP, Liberal Judaism chief executive Rabbi Danny Rich, the leaders of Birmingham City and Kingston Borough Councils and representatives from the United Nations and Christian and Muslim faiths.

For those based in London, there is a free coach leaving Whitechapel at 2:30pm.

Amelia Viney, Liberal Judaism’s trustee for social justice, said : “This Thursday evening, I will be making the journey to Birmingham to show my support as a Liberal Jew for this important cause.

“Like most of you, I work full time and my pockets aren't bursting with extra cash. But I will be raising my voice with hundreds of my friends and neighbours, to make a stand for the some of the world's most vulnerable people.

“My grandparents were refugees - they left Hungary and Slovakia for America and the dream of safety, equality and opportunity. I know that now I must be the voice of today's refugees, who deserve the same. For it is not my duty to complete the task, but neither am I free to desist from it.

“Will you join me?”

Liberal Judaism has played a key role in the campaign, calling on local authorities to resettle 50 Syrian refugees each, under the government's Vulnerable Persons Relocation Scheme. We have already seen successful actions in Kingston, Redbridge, Birmingham and Brixton - all with Liberal Jewish communities at the forefront.

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