Attracting new people to come and join your community does not automatically stop them from being considered outsiders. However, sooner rather than later, they need to feel at home and develop a sense of belonging. Therefore, a warm response to new arrivals is called for.
Are they made to feel welcome in your community?
Does your community support and celebrate the process of integration of new members?
Rural communities are known to make an effort to provide comfort to immigrants, refugees and other new arrivals because the community needs them to stay. How do you deal with these issues?
More information about the expedition about this category (on the Thursday of the third ERP) can be found here:
Expeditions: Welcoming new people into the community
An overview of workshops about this category (to be held on the Friday of the third ERP) can be found here:
Workshops category: Welcoming new people into the community