22 ASYLUM SEEKERS

PRACTICAL AND THEOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS

Authors

  • Ken Coulter Stobhill Hospital

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/hscc.v4i2.22

Keywords:

Asylum Seekers, spiritual needs, Communication, theology, suffering, narrative

Abstract

The area served by Stobhill Hospital in Glasgow has become the home for the majority of Asylum Seekers in Scotland, which has had a profound impact on the local community and the hospital. While there are religious issues, what hampers spiritual care most are communication problems. This article seeks to set practical concerns and experiences expressed by hospital staff, chaplains and parish clergy in a theological context and draws inspiration from European theologians who had to wrestle with the reality of a Europe with displaced people damaged by atrocity and genocide in the 1930s and 1940s.

Author Biography

Ken Coulter, Stobhill Hospital

Ken Coulter is part-time chaplain at Stobhill Hospital, Glasgow.

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Published

2013-06-05

How to Cite

Coulter, K. (2013). 22 ASYLUM SEEKERS: PRACTICAL AND THEOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS. Health and Social Care Chaplaincy, 22–25. https://doi.org/10.1558/hscc.v4i2.22