An inquiry has said that Britain's asylum system is inhumane and urged the Government to improve the treatment of refugees. The Independent Asylum Commission (IAC), made 46 recommendations to the Home Office.
The head of Africa's biggest church grouping says he is tormented by a wave of attacks against foreigners in South Africa that have claimed the lives of at least 50 people - denting the reputation of the post-apartheid society.
Lutherans in America have expressed concern over the impact of immigration enforcement raids on children and families in the US. They say that US immigration law is 'badly broken' and in desperate need of reform.
The Independent Asylum Commission today publishes 'Saving Sanctuary', the first of three reports of recommendations aimed at restoring public confidence in sanctuary for those who have fled persecution.