NAME    Danny Sweeney

ORGANISATION:    Justice and Peace Scotland

TOPICS COVERED:   Migration and asylum (including Encounter: Calais), modern slavery and human trafficking, Catholic Social Teaching, peacebuilding and nonviolence, youth ministry and service to those on the margins,

GEOGRAPHICAL AREA:   Scotland 

AGE GROUP:  Any 

EXPENSES REQUIRED:  NO

EQUIPMENT REQUIRED:  (eg: laptop/projector/screen):   laptop, projector and screen 

EMAIL CONTACT:   daniel.sweeney@justiceandpeacescotland.org.uk 


NAME   Philippa Bonella

ORGANISATION: Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel  
 
TOPIC(S) COVERED: Occupation of Palestine and EAPPI programme
 
GEOGRAPHICAL AREA: Central Scotland but willing to travel further afield
 
AGE GROUP: Any
 
EXPENSES REQUIRED: If possible
 
EQUIPMENT REQUIRED (eg: laptop/projector/screen):  Projector, Screen.  Wi-Fi if possible
 
EMAIL CONTACT:  eappi@quaker.org.uk  

NAME     Alister Bull – Training and Development Officer

ORGANISATION: Hope for Justice - A Global Anti-Slavery and Trafficking charity based in Manchester.  This "About Us" video shows the work that we do here and around the world,  highlighting the fact we are not just about awareness but rescue and restitution.
 
TOPIC(S) COVERED: Human Trafficking and Exploitation in Scotland
 
The learning objectives from the session are:
 
1. Explain what Human Trafficking and Exploitation is and identify the different types that exist;
2. Recognise the signs and indicators of Human Trafficking and Exploitation;
3. Respond appropriately to a case / victim of Human Trafficking and Exploitation.
 
GEOGRAPHICAL AREA: – Scotland
 
AGE GROUP 18+ Specifically those involved in charities addressing vulnerable adults or adults going through vulnerable times.
 
EXPENSES REQUIRED – Travelling, accommodation (if required)
 
EQUIPMENT REQUIRED (eg: laptop/projector/screen) None – supplied by speaker
 
What is offered is a raising awareness session that normally runs for an hour and half session for groups (sometimes multi-agency) of anything from 15 - 40 delegates. All that is needed is a suitable venue and registration through your network. I can supply a  data projector and audio equipment for the presentation to share video clips. This is accompanied with training manual.   Our sessions include a mixture of PowerPoint style seminar, videos and group discussions.
 
EMAIL CONTACT:   alister.bull@hopeforjustice.org

NAME    Sabine Chalmers and David Bradwell

ORGANISATION:   Scottish Faiths Action for Refugees
 
TOPIC(S) COVERED:   Refugee Integration in Scotland
 
A talk/information session covers the situation of refugees in Scotland, what refugee integration looks like, and how you or your faith group might be able to get involved in supporting refugees.
 
GEOGRAPHICAL AREA:    Scotland

AGE GROUP:      Adults
 
EXPENSES REQUIRED:     No

EQUIPMENT REQUIRED (eg: laptop/projector/screen):       Ideally screen and projector
 
EMAIL CONTACT:  SChalmers@churchofscotland.org.uk 

NAME : Mahdi Saki

ORGANISATION:   Refugee Survival Trust
 
TOPIC(S) COVERED:       Refugee, asylum seeker, destitute asylum seekers
 
GEOGRAPHICAL AREA:     Scotland
 
AGE GROUP:    all ages
 
EXPENSES REQUIRED:    N/A
 
EQUIPMENT REQUIRED (eg: laptop/projector/screen):      laptop/projector/screen
 
EMAIL CONTACT:  Community@rst.org.uk

NAME : Stephen Curran

ORGANISATION:   Eco-Congregation Scotland
 
TOPIC(S) COVERED:       Eco-Congregations, Climate Emergency, Climate Conversations, Fossil Fuels Divestment, Environmental Issues 
 
GEOGRAPHICAL AREA:     Scotland, travel to any location
 
AGE GROUP:    any 
 
EXPENSES REQUIRED:    No
 
EQUIPMENT REQUIRED (eg: laptop/projector/screen):      Will bring own equipment
 
EMAIL CONTACT:  manager@ecocongregationscotland.org

NAME  Sister Isabel Smyth
 
ORGANISATION: Bishops’ Committee for Interreligious Dialogue
 
TOPIC(S) COVERED:
  • The Church and Interreligious Dialogue
  • Religion and Violence
  • Dialogue as a Way to Peace
  • An Interfaith Journey
  • Introduction to World Religions
 GEOGRAPHICAL AREA: Within reach of Glasgow by public transport
 
AGE GROUP: adults
 
EXPENSES REQUIRED: Not essential but travelling expenses useful
 
EQUIPMENT REQUIRED (eg: laptop/projector/screen): laptop, projector and screen for ease of travelling though possible to bring own laptop.
 
EMAIL CONTACT:  ismyth@freeuk.com

NAME : Mike Mineter
 
ORGANISATION: Archdiocese of St Andrews and Edinburgh Commission for Caritas, Justice and Peace
 
TOPICS COVERED: The Holy Land
*  What I saw in my visits to the Holy Land
*  What I was told by people who are pointing the way to justice for all (including non-violent("popular") resistance, theological renewal, conflict transformation)
* What can we do? 
* Introduction to Kairos Palestine, Sabeel. and the English-speaking Bishops' communiques following their annual visits
 
 
GEOGRAPHICAL AREA: Scotland
 
AGE GROUP: adult
 
EXPENSES REQUIRED:    No
 
EQUIPMENT REQUIRED (eg: laptop/projector/screen):      Can bring own laptop, projector.
 
EMAIL CONTACT:  mike.mineter@gmail.com

NAME : Marian Pallister
 
ORGANISATION: ZamScotEd  (SCIO38694)  (supports education in Zambia)
 
TOPICS COVERED: Climate change/environment/gender equality/trafficking/migration
 
 
GEOGRAPHICAL AREA: Prepared to travel all Scotland, but based in the west.
 
AGE GROUP: All ages from secondary school to Third Age.
 
EXPENSES REQUIRED:    Donation to ZamScotEd (discretion of inviting organisation)
 
EQUIPMENT REQUIRED (eg: laptop/projector/screen):      A screen.
 
EMAIL CONTACT:  marian.pallister@zen.co.uk