In the summer of 2014, a vitally important and unique event was started in Gloucester, one which reflects the multi-cultural wealth of our city. The World Café is built around a community meal, cooked by people who have often recently arrived in the city and want to engage with local people, learn about the culture and the people but mostly want to feel free, simply to be themselves and share their own cultural riches. Thus we give a special welcome to all refugee and asylum seekers living in the city. Sharing a meal together is the focus of the World Cafe, where the food does not just feed our physical bodies, it also helps us to overcome our cultural, ethnic and religious prejudices. Thus, the hospitality expressed through food becomes a bridge between physical and spiritual hunger. After all, as human beings we have two things in common – food and suffering. The World Cafe is a place where people make friends, encourage and care for one another.
To help people with their English, we are going to start teaching people in their homes as well as at the weekly English Language Cafe classes held every Tuesday during school term time (see County Council website for dates) from 10:00 am to 12:00pm at Brunswick Baptist Church.
For more details of the World Cafe or the English Language Cafe, please contact Rita
“The World Cafe is a very special place. I came to see what is all about and left with a feeling of hope and a glimpse of a better future.”Emmanuel, originally from Sierra Leone, teacher
The final World Cafe of 2017 will be held on Wednesday 6th December. The World Cafe will be held on Wednesdays between 5 pm and 8 pm with dinner served at 6pm on the following dates in 2018:
“ For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in “ – Matthew 25:35