Shubin (2012b) The Church and mobility: Dealing with the exclusion of Eastern European migrants in Rural Scotland
Shubin (2012b) argues that rural institutions and the church often fail to recognise the complexities of migration as experienced by Eastern European migrants to Scotland. As a result, these institutions can be slow to recognise and support migrants’ needs. This failure can inhibit integration and lead to exclusion. The research takes account of the intricacies of migrants’ wider social links alongside their own support strategies and networks. The article provides an interesting account of ways in which the church in Scotland might explore its own role in the process of encouraging migrant inclusion. In addition, the church, together with other rural institutions, can make pro-active changes which would demonstrate an appreciation of the migrant experience. Ultimately, such steps could empower marginalised communities in Scotland’s rural areas. Also see the study by Shubin (2012a) which focuses on the importance of spirituality to Eastern European migrants in rural Scotland.
Shubin, S. (2012b) The Church and Mobility: Dealing with the Exclusion of Eastern European Migrants in Rural Scotland. Rural Theology: international, ecumenical and interdisciplinary perspectives, Vol.10(1), pp. 9-26.