Category - immigration

  • March 6, 2009

    Forty-five days into the Obama Administration in the United States, the general secretary of the National Council of Churches USA is asking for tangible signs that the promised ‘new day’ in immigration policy has arrived.

  • December 9, 2008

    A leading British theologian will make an appeal for humanity and justice to be at the centre of the asylum system in a lecture to be given at Westminster Abbey in Central London tomorrow night (10 December).

  • December 6, 2008

    The issues in the Damian Green saga are significant and should be monitored closely, says Simon Barrow. But the hysteria surrounding them tells us we are losing proportion and far greater injustices may be happening under our noses.

  • November 28, 2008

    The Archbishop of York has joined other church leaders and criticised recent comments by Government minister Phil Woolas. Dr John Sentamu said recent comments by Mr Woolas were wrong.

  • November 27, 2008

    The Archbishop of York will give the Evangelical Alliance’s annual Temple Address tonight, calling on the churches to support migrants and launching the ‘Don’t be a Stranger’ campaign and photographic exhibition.

  • November 25, 2008

    It is far too easy to dismiss as ‘naïve’ the latest calls to consider an amnesty for unregistered migrants, says Vaughan Jones. It is current policies which are avoiding the facts, lacking humanity and missing the point.

  • November 24, 2008

    Immigration Minister Phil Woolas last week attacked lawyers and human rights groups for their work on asylum. The Churches Refugee and Racial Justice Network has responded strongly.

  • November 24, 2008

    Long-term unregistered migrants to Britain should be given citizenship, says the most senior figure in the Catholic Church in England and Wales. The comments came after the Mayor of London mooted an amnesty for 'illegals'.

  • November 21, 2008

    The Archbishop of Liverpool, Patrick Kelly has welcomed bishops from across Europe and Africa to Liverpool for a conference on migration.

  • November 20, 2008

    The CEO of the Refugee Legal Service has said that the Minister for Immigration should be exercising humanity and sharpening up his department's decision-making instead of attacking human rights advocates.