Category - immigration

  • 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.

  • 26 Oct 2009

    As if by magic, another Bishop popped up at the weekend talking about immigration in the context of the debate about whether we should refer to Britain as a “Christian country.”

  • 25 Oct 2009

    In what will be seen as a very unhelpful intervention to the debate on immigration by many church campaigners for migrants and refugees, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, George Carey, has called for a ‘clear cap’ on population growth.

  • 28 Aug 2009

    Overall UK migration levels (the numbers of people arriving minus those leaving) have fallen by 44 per cent to 118,000, says to the latest report from the Office for National Statistics.

  • 21 Jul 2009

    Following comments by an ex-minister at the weekend that the Government has failed to make a positive case for immigration a, bishop has said that the Catholic church should take the lead.

  • 18 Jun 2009

    "We believe that this is a moment where we are invited by God to commit ourselves to be instruments of change in the church and the wider society," participants in an international conference on "Churches against Racism" have said

  • 16 Jun 2009

    Against the backdrop of a sharp rise in anti-migrant rhetoric, the general secretary of the World Council of Churches has said the Bible is the "ultimate immigration handbook" and that Christians should stand with the oppressed.

  • 14 Jun 2009

    Putting aside my disappointment at once again not making the Queen’s Birthday Honours (that's sarcasm for those who might think I'm serious) I really enjoyed debating today on the Big Questions with

  • 15 May 2009

    A Christian denomination and a major migration service in the US have expressed deep concern over the damage to communities and families by recent immigration raids, detention and other enforcement actions. They want action for justice.