Category - immigration

  • 27 Mar 2010

    Building on a massive ‘comprehensive immigration reform’ rally in Washington DC last weekend, the head of Church World Service has called for US government action now.

  • 16 Feb 2010

    The National Council of Churches USA and its partner aid agency Church World Service are mobilising for a 'March for America: Change Takes Courage and Faith' on Sunday 21 March, in Washington DC.

  • 3 Feb 2010

    The newly announced president of the US Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, Linda Hartke, has said she will work to make the United States a more welcoming place for immigrants and refugees.

  • 13 Jan 2010

    The Dean of Southwark Cathedral has publicly challenged comments by a former Archbishop of Canterbury about migration as 'extraordinary' and lacking a connection between "political thinking and scriptural integrity".

  • 11 Jan 2010

    Lord Carey's comments about immigration show him to be living in an unreal world, says Vaughan Jones. For displaced people this is an issue of life and death. Migration is not a game with numbers. It is an issue which requires serious moves towards international justice - and a basic Christian issue of neighbourly love.

  • 8 Jan 2010

    Former Archbishop of Canterbury Lord Carey has been strongly criticised for backing an attempt by anti-immigration campaigners to turn migration into a confrontational election issue, and for appearing to want migrants who accept 'Christian values' to have priority.

  • 4 Dec 2009

    The World Council of Churches' Global Ecumenical Network on Migration has welcomed a year-long campaign by European churches aimed at granting long-term resident permits to foreigners.

  • 29 Nov 2009

    Pope Benedict XVI has issued a strong message in advance of the ninety-sixth World Day of Migrants and Refugees, which is due to be celebrated on 17 January 2010 and which focuses on underage refugees and migrants.

  • 26 Nov 2009

    Tom Brake MP, Lord Bhikhu Parekh, commentator Yasmin Alibhai-Brown and expert Keith Best were key speakers at a meeting in the House of Common on 24 November 2009 looking at the social impact of immigration.

  • 29 Oct 2009

    The BNP Question Time saga has raised important issues about negative 'mainstream' views on immigration and damaging ideas about 'Christian Britiain', says Vaughan Jones. Christians are challenged to expose these lies by living and speaking differently.